Billy "The Kid" McDonnen and Henry "Razor" Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can't refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.
The boxing movie Grudge Match adopts a desperate rope-a-dope strategy. It does everything in its power to delay and distract you from its inevitable climax - when its stars, 70-year-old Robert De Niro and 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone, "brawl" in the ring. » Read more
PG-13for sports action violence, sexual content and language
Cast:Kim Basinger; Kevin Hart; Robert De Niro; Nicole Andrews; Paul Ben-Victor; Stephanie Grote; Jon Bernthal; Alan Arkin; Sylvester Stallone
Directed by:Peter Segal
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