The Wrestler

The Wrestler (2008)

Love. Pain. Glory.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2008-09-07
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 3245 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Wild Bunch
  • Production Country: United States of America, France
  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
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Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

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  • Mickey Rourke

    as Randy 'The Ram' Robinson
  • Evan Rachel Wood

    as Stephanie
  • Marisa Tomei

    as Cassidy
  • Mark Margolis

    as Lenny
  • Todd Barry

    as Wayne
  • Wass Stevens

    as Nick Volpe
  • Judah Friedlander

    as Scott Brumberg
  • John D'Leo

    as Adam
  • Ernest Miller

    as The Ayatollah
  • Dylan Keith Summers

    as Necro Butcher
  • Tommy Farra

    as Tommy Rotten
  • Mike Miller

    as Lex Lethal
  • Marcia Jean Kurtz

    as Admissions Desk Woman
  • Ajay Naidu

    as Medic
  • Gregg Bello

    as JAPW Promoter Larry Cohen
  • Scott Siegel

    as Greg
  • Maurizio Ferrigno

    as Spotter
  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays

    as Jen
  • Andrea Langi

    as Alyssa
  • Armin Amiri

    as Dr. Moayedizadeh
  • Lynn Tovale Anoa'i

    as Pharmacist
  • Ryan Lynn

    as Strip Club Best Man
  • Michael Drayer

    as Strip Club Bachelor
  • Alyssa Bresnahan

    as Cheeques Bartender
  • Jeff Chena

    as Hotel Bartender
  • Vernon Campbell

    as Big Chris
  • Felice Choi

    as Beautician
  • Bernadette Penotti

    as Tanning Salon Owner
  • Ron Killings

    as Ron 'The Truth' Killings
  • Giovanni Roselli

    as Romeo Roselli
  • Robert D. Siegel

    as Autograph Fan #1
  • Scott Franklin

    as Autograph Fan #2
  • Sylvia Kauders

    as Hudson Acres Lady at Deli Counter
  • Alissa Reisler

    as Young Housewife at Deli Counter
  • Willy Rosner

    as Touchdown Man at Deli Counter
  • Rebecca Darke

    as German Potato Salad Lady at Deli Counter
  • E.J. Carroll

    as Teamster at Deli Counter
  • Abraham Aronofsky

    as Annoyed Man at Deli Counter
  • Charlotte Aronofsky

    as Annoyed Woman at Deli Counter
  • TJ Kedzieerski

    as Jameson
  • Jen Cohn

    as Get a Room Lady
  • Henry Kwan

    as Strip Club Patron
  • Tyrone Scott

    as WXW Announcer
  • Douglas Crosby

    as WXW Referee
  • Larry Mercer

    as CZW Announcer
  • Nick Papagerio

    as CZW Referee
  • Kevin Foote

    as ROH Announcer
  • Jon Trosky

    as ROH Referee
  • Andrew Anderson

    as Wrestler
  • Daniel Solwold Jr.

    as Wrestler
  • Brian Heffron

    as Wrestler
  • Nicholas K. Berk

    as Wrestler
  • Brolly

    as Wrestler
  • Lamar Braxton Porter

    as Wrestler
  • Claudio Castagnoli

    as Wrestler
  • Cobian

    as Wrestler
  • Doc Daniels

    as Wrestler
  • Bobby Dempsey

    as Wrestler
  • Billy Dream

    as Wrestler
  • Rob Strauss

    as Wrestler
  • Nate Hatred

    as Wrestler
  • Kristopher Cope

    as Wrestler
  • David John Markland

    as Wrestler
  • Inferno

    as Wrestler
  • Jess Liaudin

    as Wrestler
  • Judas

    as Wrestler
  • Kid U.S.A.

    as Wrestler
  • Lloyd Anoa'i

    as Wrestler
  • Toa Mairie

    as Wrestler
  • Kevin Matthews

    as Wrestler
  • Charles Renner

    as Wrestler
  • Pete Nixon

    as Wrestler
  • Paul E. Normous

    as Wrestler
  • Papadon

    as Wrestler
  • Darnell Kittrell

    as Wrestler
  • Jay Santana

    as Wrestler
  • Sugga

    as Wrestler
  • Alex Whybrow

    as Wrestler
  • Whacks

    as Wrestler
  • Ryan Tygh

    as Fan
  • Olivia Baseman

    as Alyssa's Roommate (uncredited)
  • Brandon DiCamillo

    as Audience Member
  • Sakinah Bingham

    as Ring Girl (uncredited)
  • Matt Cannon

    as Crazy Fan (uncredited)
  • Peter Conboy

    as Fans at Table (uncredited)
  • Evan Ginzburg

    as Fan at Convention (uncredited)
  • Anna-Karin Eskilsson

    as Girl in Supermarket (uncredited)
  • Cory Kastle

    as Wrestler (uncredited)
  • Robert Oppel

    as Wrestler (uncredited)
  • Piper Kenny

    as DJ (uncredited)
  • Michael Marino

    as Medic #2 (uncredited)
  • Rafaela Ochoa

    as Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
  • Bill Walters

    as Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
  • Eric Santamaria

    as Vendor (uncredited)
  • Erika Smith

    as Dancer
  • Paul Thornton

    as Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Ben Van Bergen

    as Deli Customer (uncredited)
  • Emmanuel Yarborough

    as Sumo Wrestler (uncredited)
  • Jamar Shipman

  • James Manley

  • John Corson

  • Dustin Howard

  • Steven Haworth

  • John Zandig

    as Wrestler (uncredited)
  • John L. Sullivan

    as The Legend Johnny Valiant
Production Suzanne Crowley Casting
Production Mary Vernieu Casting
Sound Dan Korintus Dialogue Editor
Sound Clint Mansell Original Music Composer
Directing Darren Aronofsky Director
Production Darren Aronofsky Producer
Production Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
Sound Brian Emrich Sound Designer
Sound Tony Martinez Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Tony Martinez Supervising Dialogue Editor
Production Ari Handel Associate Producer
Art Tim Grimes Production Design
Camera Maryse Alberti Director of Photography
Production Abi Jackson Location Manager
Lighting Timothy Healy Rigging Gaffer
Editing Andrew Weisblum Editor
Production Frank Murray Production Accountant
Production Jennifer Roth Executive Producer
Sound Jay Peck Foley
Crew Axl Rose Thanks
Writing Robert D. Siegel Screenplay
Production Mark Heyman Co-Producer
Crew Douglas Crosby Stunt Coordinator
Production Agnès Mentre Executive Producer
Art Theo Sena Set Decoration
Crew Drew Jiritano Special Effects
Lighting William Louthe Electrician
Editing Barbara Jean Kearney Digital Intermediate
Production Scott Franklin Producer
Visual Effects Niko Tavernise Visual Effects
Camera Niko Tavernise Still Photographer
Art Matthew Munn Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Amy Westcott Costume Design
Crew Anthony White Thanks
Crew Jon Trosky Stunts Coordinator
Crew Nikita Breznikov Thanks
Art Selina van den Brink Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Steffany Bernstein Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Marjorie Durand Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Chris Kelly Prosthetic Supervisor
Art Jeff Butcher Property Master
Sound Dominick Tavella Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Judy Chin Key Makeup Artist
Sound Anguibe Guindo Boom Operator
Visual Effects Andy Simonson Visual Effects Coordinator
Directing Brendan Walsh Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Arlynn Abseck Set Costumer
Sound Roberto Cappannelli Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting David Skutch Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Nicci Schinman Set Costumer
Directing Anthony Pettine Script Supervisor
Crew Colleen Bachman Post Production Supervisor
Visual Effects Dan Schrecker Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Diana Sikes Key Hair Stylist
Production Ryan Smith Location Manager
Crew Adrian Street Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Mandy Lyons Hair Department Head
Sound Eliza Paley Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jim Black Music Supervisor
Art Josue Clotaire Fleurimond Conceptual Design
Sound Jacob Ribicoff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Michael Marino Makeup Designer
Crew Andrew Mortelliti Special Effects
Crew Jim Buckman Transportation Captain
Sound Stuart Stanley Foley Editor
Sound Bill Sweeney Sound Effects Editor
Sound Eric Vierhaus Dolby Consultant
Crew Philip Gleason Video Assist Operator
Camera Peter Nolan Camera Operator
Camera Chris Skutch Key Grip
Lighting Graham Klatt Rigging Grip