Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Director: Adam McKay Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen


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When America's number one NASCAR speed-demon is issued a direct challenge from a gay, French Formula One racer with a hunger for the top spot and a mean talent for tight-cornering, the race is on to become the number one man in all of NASCAR in a full throttle comedy starring Will Ferrell and directed by Anchorman cohort Adam McKay. Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) is a national hero with a "smokin' hot" trophy wife, pair of borderline-abusively precocious sons, and an endless line of endorsement deals filling his mansion with toys and driveway with sports cars and Hummers. His racing partner and lifelong friend Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), never fails to provide him with a hand on the racetrack, frequently performing their trademark "slingshot" maneuver to shoot Ricky into first place, leaving Cal in second. While the public loves these buddies (popularly known by the meaningless childhood nicknames they find so exceedingly cool: "Shake and Bake"), a wedge comes between the two, as Ricky Bobby's longstanding winning-streak is broken by flamboyand French Formula One driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), robbing Ricky of everything in an instant as the trauma leaves him unable to drive. Ricky's wife takes his fortunes while Cal takes his wife, and now he's back with his mother (Jane Lynch) and long-estranged father (Gary Cole). Things look bad for Ricky, but his father was once a race car driver himself, and now with the help of a training montage, a live cougar, and the courage to drive without his gleaming white Wonder Bread endorsement, Ricky might be ready to face the track again.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2009
UPC: 0043396175242
Original Release: 2006
Source: Sony Pictures
Time: 0:02:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Ferrell Ricky Bobby
John C. Reilly Cal Naughton Jr.
Sacha Baron Cohen Jean Girard
Gary Cole Reese Bobby
Michael Clarke Duncan Lucius Washington
Leslie Bibb Carley Bobby
Jane Lynch Lucy Bobby
Amy Adams Susan
Andy Richter Gregory
Molly Shannon Mrs. Dennit
Greg Germann Larry Dennit Jr.
David Koechner Hershell
Jack McBrayer Glenn
Ian Roberts Kyle
Jason Davis Waffle House Manager
Lorrie Bess Crumley Schoolteacher
Dick Berggren Actor
Luke Bigham 10-Year Old Ricky
Austin Crimm 10-Year Old Cal
Adam McKay Terry Cheveaux
John D. King ESPN Reporter
Pat Hingle Mr. Dennit Sr.
Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Houston Tumlin Walker
Grayson Russell Texas Ranger
Ted Manson Chip
Danny Vinson Texas Ticket Seller
Sylvia G. Lyerly Texas Ticket Seller
Mike Joy Mike Joy
Larry McReynolds Larry McReynolds
Darrell Waltrip Darrell Waltrip
Jamie McMurray Jamie McMurray
Dan Cox Bartender
Bob Jenkins Bob Jenkins
Rob Riggle Jack Telmont
William Boyer Rescue Worker
Ruffin Copeland Doctor
Richard Benjamin Reporter
Matt Day Pizza Delivery Boy
Christoph Sanders Pizza Delivery Boy
Pete Burris Police Officer
Frank Hoyt Taylor Frank
Conrad Ricamora DMV Officer
Angie Fox Waitress
Jim Wise Jim Bohampton
Rebecca Koon Car Wash Customer
Elvis Costello Elvis Costello
Mos Def Mos Def
Bill Weber Bill Weber
Benny Parsons Benny Parsons
Wally Dellenbach Wally Dallenbach
Jack Blessing Jarvis
John Baker Ted Beamen
Robert R. Lee Talladega Ticket Seller
Matt Coulter PA Announcer
Jake Johnson 5 Year-Old Ricky

Technical Credits
Adam McKay Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Judd Apatow Producer
Josh Church Associate Producer
Andrew Jay Cohen Associate Producer
Garry J. Elmendorf Special Effects Supervisor
Will Ferrell Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Richard Glover Executive Producer
Clayton R. Hartley Production Designer
David B. Householter Executive Producer
Allison Jones Casting
Chess Jones Camera Operator
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Susan Matheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Mesney Set Decoration/Design
Jimmy Miller Producer
Sarah Nettinga Executive Producer
Robert Newcomb Camera Operator
Virginia Randolph-Weaver Art Director
Matt Rebenkoff Asst. Director
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
Brent White Cinematographer,Editor
Hal Willner Musical Direction/Supervision
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
Alex Wurman Score Composer

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
Oh man I love this movie!

"Hey man you wanna come over and play with some G.I. Joes?"

"Yeah, that would be...wait NO! no I do not want to go over and play with you!"

"What why man? Come on im bored."

"No! Im still mad at you!"

"What? Really why? Oh cause I married your wife? Man you still mad about that it was a week ago!"

Guest More than 1 year ago
Will Ferrel does it again in this halarious comedy! I don't usually go to see comedies in theartres, but this one is definatley worth it. I saw it with my brother and two friends and we all loved it. Every single cast member is great. Finally, a movie just for guys! Seriously, this movie has everything a guy can want, cars, stupid men, beutiful woman, and knee slapping fun! This is a movie for the 14 and up crowd. Take the PG-13 seriously.
Guest More than 1 year ago
....but I must admit that the scenes with Ricky Bobby's unruly children badmouthing granpa were a bit un-nerving to me, but grandma set them kids on the straight and narrow path. Otherwise, this movie is disgusting at times but truly a great comedy. Will Ferrell has done it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so great that I watched it twice at the theatres. I love the part where they get kicked out of Applebee's. Fun for the whole family. If their a little older, that is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will Ferrell was at his best creatively! The outstanding one-liners teamed up with Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, and a whole team of comics just makes the film! I am overly excited about the deleted scenes outtakes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie twice in the theaters. It's my new favorite. Ricky Bobby is hilarious. His kids, Walker and Texas Ranger, are great too.
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