The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke
Director: Darren Aronofsky Cast: Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
, Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
, Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
Darren Aronofsky

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Overview

His sense of identity fading into nothingness after the spotlights dim and he experiences a close brush with mortality, a retired wrestler begins to evaluate his life while considering the comeback that could very well kill him in director Darren Aronofsky's poignant portrait of an introspective former superstar in the twilight of his career. Back in his heyday, wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was an icon in the ring. His image immortalized in action figures and video games, he would headline arenas across the globe. Twenty years later, those glory days have passed, and Randy is forced to earn his keep by brawling before handfuls of fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. In the wake of a heart attack, the former icon attempts to earn a little extra cash while working in a deli and making an effort to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood). Yet, despite Randy's continued attempts at convincing local stripper Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) to settle down with him in his humble trailer, the ring still calls to him. Later, when the prospect of a high-profile rematch with his longtime nemesis presents itself, Randy is forced to weigh his mortality against his desire to hear the crowd roar one last time. The Wrestler snagged two Oscar nominations, one for Best Actor (Rourke) and one for Best Supporting Actress (Tomei).

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2016
UPC: 0024543276586
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Time: 1:49:00

Special Features

Within the ring-a no holds-barred one-on-one with wrestlers and filmmakers; Wrestler round table-more gritty truth from wresting hall-of-famers; "The Wrestler" music video-written and performed by Bruce Springsteen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rourke Randy "The Ram" Robinson
Marisa Tomei Cassidy
Evan Rachel Wood Stephanie Robinson
Ernest Miller The Ayatollah
Todd Barry Wayne
Judah Friedlander Scott
Donnetta Lavinia Grays Jen
Mark Margolis Lenny
Wass Stevens Nick
Armin Amiri Doctor
Gregg Bello Larry

Technical Credits
Darren Aronofsky Director,Producer
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Jim Black Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicolas Cage Producer
Suzanne Smith Crowley Casting
Scott Franklin Producer
Tim Grimes Production Designer
Mark Heyman Co-producer
Gabe Hilfer Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Ishii Sound/Sound Designer
Clint Mansell Score Composer
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
Agnes Mentre Executive Producer
Matt Munn Art Director
Jacob Ribicoff Sound/Sound Designer
Jennifer Roth Executive Producer
Robert Siegel Screenwriter
Mary Vernieu Casting
Andrew Weisblum Editor
Amy Westcott Costumes/Costume Designer

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