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The Wrestler (1974)

PG
95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Promoting the world of professional wrestling at the expense of the plot itself, Frank Bass (Ed Asner) takes a stand and defends what he thinks is right. Gamblers, mobsters, unscrupulous wrestlers, money-grubbing promoters, and fixers ...See morePromoting the world of professional wrestling at the expense of the plot itself, Frank Bass (Ed Asner) takes a stand and defends what he thinks is right. Gamblers, mobsters, unscrupulous wrestlers, money-grubbing promoters, and fixers conspire to corrupt the industry, but Frank tries to make the game as honest and fair as it is his idealized vision. Frank's efforts climax as he promotes an over-the-hill champion in the final matches of his career. Written by Anonymous See less
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James A. Westman (as Jim Westman)
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Updated Feb 28, 1974

Release date
Feb 1974 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Edward Asner
Frank Bass Frank Bass   See fewer
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Elaine Giftos
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Verne Gagne
Mike Bullard Mike Bullard   See fewer
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Billy Robinson
Billy Taylor Billy Taylor   See fewer
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Don Muraco
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Danny Hodge
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Joe Scarpello
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Dick Afflis
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Dan Gable
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Reginald Lisowski
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Dusty Rhodes
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Ed McDaniel
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Mel Jass
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William V. Crouch
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Marty O'Neil
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Joe Dusek
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Billy Graham
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Jay Hyon
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Sarah Miller
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H.B. Haggerty
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Ray Stevens
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Lawrence Batson
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Ric Flair
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Dick Murdoch
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Harold Sakata
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Wilbur Snyder
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Rodger Kent
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Bobby Cox
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Ken Patera
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Wally Karbo
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Rod Trongard
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Horst Hoffman
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Fred Marxen
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Dave Goldson
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5.3 / 10 | 184 votes