History Film / NoHoldsBarred

27th Mar '18 9:46:25 AM dangerdan97
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* TheBackwardsR: An extremely rare non-Russian example, used in the original promotional material (NO HOLDS BARЯED).

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* TheBackwardsR: An extremely rare non-Russian example, used as a form of XtremeKoolLetterz in the original promotional material (NO HOLDS BARЯED).
27th Mar '18 9:44:48 AM dangerdan97
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* TheBackwardsR: An extremely rare non-Russian example, used in the original promotional material (NO HOLDS BARЯED).
22nd Jan '18 5:56:57 AM Sapphirea2
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* BigOlUnibrow: That thing on Zeus is something to behold.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus was killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he was working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]

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* BigOlUnibrow: That thing on Zeus is something to behold.
behold to the point that the ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade'' live episode discussing the film takes a minute or two just to discuss it, calling it "legitimately a checkmark" and wondering what the makeup artist's thinking was.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus was is killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he was he's working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Brell will stop at nothing to rule the world of television ratings, right up to assault and kidnapping.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Brell already has the highest-rated show on television. He didn't need to resort to felonies to force Rip into his ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' show.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Brell will stop at nothing to rule the world of television ratings, right up ratings. Forget about just kidnapping; as Paul F. Tompkins puts it on ''How Did This Get Made?'', "To get the number one wrestling show, they're willing to assault perpetrate rapes and kidnapping.
murders."
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Brell already has the highest-rated show on television. He didn't television; he doesn't need to resort to felonies to force Rip into his ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' show.Guys''!



* HighVoltageDeath: Brell, in the final scene. After defeating Zeus, Rip sees Brell and goes after him. Brell tries to flee but backs into an electrical panel, causing him a large-voltage shock that (presumably) kills him instantly.

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* HighVoltageDeath: Brell, [[spoiler: Brell gets this]] in the final scene. climactic sequence. [[spoiler: After defeating Zeus, Rip sees Brell and goes after him. Brell tries to flee but backs into an electrical panel, causing him a large-voltage shock that (presumably) kills him instantly.]]



* KickTheDog: This movie has gone out of its way to make the antagonists as despicable as humanly possible. Zeus had beaten up Rip's brother Randy to a point where he can't walk and to add insult to injury, he punched him of his wheelchair and kicked him while he was on the ground. Brell has gone from a Smug {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} to abusive, by trying to have his old employee Samantha raped by his {{mooks}} for actually caring about Rip, hiring goons to attack Rip just because he had the audacity to say no to Brell, letting Zeus cripple Rip's brother and blackmailing Rip to throw a match.

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* KickTheDog: This movie has gone goes out of its way to make the antagonists as despicable as humanly possible. Zeus had beaten beats up Rip's brother Randy to a point where he can't walk and to add insult to injury, he punched punches him out of his wheelchair and kicked kicks him while he was he's on the ground. Brell has gone goes from a Smug {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} to abusive, abusive by trying to have his old employee Samantha raped by his {{mooks}} for actually caring about Rip, hiring goons to attack Rip just because he had has the audacity to say no to Brell, letting Zeus cripple Rip's brother and brother, ''and'' blackmailing Rip to throw a match. match by threatening to have Samantha killed!



* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' was one hundred thousand dollars... ''TAX-FREE.''
* NoSell: Zeus no-sells hits against him up until the final battle. Rip also does so when he enters states of ersatz Hulkamania.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' was is one hundred thousand dollars... ''TAX-FREE.''
* NoSell: Zeus no-sells hits against him opponents up until the final battle. Rip also does so when he enters states of ersatz Hulkamania.



* OnlyOneName: Barely any of the main characters seem to have last names, or in Brell's case, a first name.

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* OnlyOneName: Barely any of the main characters seem to have last names, or in Brell's case, a first ''first'' name.



* RedRightHand: Zeus's BigOlUnibrow. Liston's natural lazy eye is also exaggerated. Zeus is never seen without it crossed.
* ScaryBlackMan: Zeus, the only black man of note in the film, as it happens.
* SeriousBusiness: Wrestling. It's single-handedly responsible for the success of World Television Network, and Brell is willing to pay any price to have its biggest star. It's as if the station airs nothing else but a single show.

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* RedRightHand: Zeus's BigOlUnibrow. Liston's natural lazy eye is also exaggerated. exaggerated -- Zeus is never seen without it crossed.
* ScaryBlackMan: Zeus, the only black man of note in the film, as it happens.
happens (not counting the staff at the soul food diner).
* SeriousBusiness: Wrestling. It's single-handedly responsible for the success of World Television Network, and Brell is willing to pay any '''any''' price to have its biggest star. It's as if the station airs nothing else but a single show.



* TeenyWeenie: The redneck in the bar's restroom mocked two of Brell's partners for their minuscule manhoods.

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* TeenyWeenie: The redneck in the bar's restroom mocked mocks two of Brell's partners for their minuscule manhoods.



* VanillaEdition: The 2012 DVD release, which doesn't contain a trailer, any behind the scenes features, or even an acknowledgement of Tom "Tiny" Lister's WWE career.
* VillainousBreakdown: Brell starts trashing his own station equipment as Zeus gets beaten around by Rip at the end.

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* VanillaEdition: The 2012 DVD release, which doesn't contain a trailer, any behind the scenes features, or even an acknowledgement of Tom "Tiny" Lister's WWE career.
career much less any
* VillainousBreakdown: Brell starts trashing his own station equipment as Zeus gets beaten around by Rip at the end.end, which ends up [[spoiler: leading to his demise via electrocution]].
14th Aug '17 12:54:28 PM Briguy52748
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing ... after Rip knocks Zeus off a tall balcony, causing him to fall at least three stories (25-35 feet) to his (presumed) death.
7th Aug '17 9:15:08 AM Briguy52748
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* HighVoltageDeath: Brell, in the final scene. After defeating Zeus, Rip sees Brell and goes after him. Brell tries to flee but backs into an electrical panel, causing him a large-voltage shock that (presumably) kills him instantly.
7th Jun '17 7:22:32 AM DarkStorm
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* InkSuitActor: Seriously, the only differences between Rip and Hulk Hogan are their names and color of their gear (Rip is blue and white, Hogan is red and yellow)

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* InkSuitActor: Seriously, the only differences between Rip and Hulk Hogan are their names and color of their gear (Rip is blue and white, Hogan is red and yellow)yellow). But Hogan himself mixed up his color scheme in his earlier WWF matches, including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX-0jI7ZX_c blue and white]], so it's more like Rip is a CompositeCharacter version of Hulk Hogan himself (his then-current personality, his less-iconic earlier outfits, and his Japanese finisher).
29th Apr '17 11:29:10 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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-->'''Driver:''' "Duh-duh...''DOOO-KIIIIE!''"
-->'''Rip:''' ..."''Dookie?''"
-->''*scene*''
8th Feb '17 7:24:33 PM erforce
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In 1988, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/HulkHogan were eager to take a step into Hollywood. Hogan was at the height of his popularity in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} (then WWF), and in fact, he did have some acting experience, most notably in ''RockyIII'' as Thunderlips. Having Hogan star in his own major motion picture seemed like a natural progression, so Hogan took some time off from wrestling while Wrestling/RandySavage was champion. [=McMahon=] and Hogan collaborated as executive producers, and unleashed '''''No Holds Barred''''' upon the public in 1989.

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In 1988, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/HulkHogan were eager to take a step into Hollywood. Hogan was at the height of his popularity in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} (then WWF), and in fact, he did have some acting experience, most notably in ''RockyIII'' ''Film/RockyIII'' as Thunderlips. Having Hogan star in his own major motion picture seemed like a natural progression, so Hogan took some time off from wrestling while Wrestling/RandySavage was champion. [=McMahon=] and Hogan collaborated as executive producers, and unleashed '''''No ''No Holds Barred''''' Barred'' upon the public in 1989.
6th Feb '17 9:03:52 AM Briguy52748
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* WouldHitAGirl: Brell ''and'' Zeus both manhandle women at some point.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Brell ''and'' Zeus both manhandle women at some point.point:
** For Zeus, the first moment comes at the seedy bar wherein he is introduced. A waitress tries to greet him at the door, but before she can get two words out, he grabs her by the face, twists it with a vise-like clawhold and then drops her over a stair railing to the floor below, causing presumably serious injuries and drawing blood. Later, during the climatic fight scene, Zeus sees Rip's brother, Randy in the crowd and decides to knock him out of his wheelchair and kick him around; when this happens, Randy's girlfriend, Stephanie, tries to cover him to get Zeus to stop, but he kicks her aside (hard). Shortly thereafter, Rip comes after Zeus, who throws several people, including women and children, into the stairwell into Rip's path. (The noble Rip helps each person up before he gets to Zeus.)
** Brell has been implied to have hit Samantha Moore, his former secretary and tool of seducing his enemies, in the past. When Moore defects to Rip's side and helps him gather ammunition to beat Brell, he sends his goons after her, hoping to kidnap and send Samantha to a horrifyingly brutal fate ... until Rip, out riding his motorcycle, happens to come right around the corner.
6th Feb '17 8:55:49 AM Briguy52748
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus was killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he was working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]
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