History Film / TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby

23rd Jul '17 11:58:09 AM Mdumas43073
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However, the good life Bobby has made for himself is put in danger when French Formula One racer Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) makes a jump to NASCAR. After a humiliating loss puts Girard at the top of the NASCAR world, Bobby loses everything: his reputation, his endorsements, and even his wife (to Cal!). However, with the unorthodox training methods of Reese, and the support of his mother Lucy (Jane Lynch) and his assistant-turned-lover Susan (Creator/AmyAdams), Ricky motivates himself to return to the NASCAR scene in order to restore his reputation.

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However, the good life Bobby has made for himself is put in danger when French Formula One racer Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) (Cohen) makes a jump to NASCAR. After a humiliating loss puts Girard at the top of the NASCAR world, Bobby loses everything: his reputation, his endorsements, and even his wife (to Cal!). However, with the unorthodox training methods of Reese, and the support of his mother Lucy (Jane Lynch) (Creator/JaneLynch) and his assistant-turned-lover Susan (Creator/AmyAdams), Ricky motivates himself to return to the NASCAR scene in order to restore his reputation.
23rd Jul '17 11:56:58 AM Mdumas43073
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A 2006 {{comedy}} parodying the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, directed by [=Adam McKay=] and starring Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/JohnCReilly, Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and Creator/SachaBaronCohen among others. It is a Creator/JuddApatow production, and considered by many to be the spiritual successor to ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which was also an Apatow production directed by [=McKay=].

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A 2006 {{comedy}} comedy film parodying the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, directed by [=Adam McKay=] and starring Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/JohnCReilly, Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and Creator/SachaBaronCohen Creator/SachaBaronCohen, among others. It is a Creator/JuddApatow production, and considered by many to be the spiritual successor to ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which was also an Apatow production directed by [=McKay=].
23rd Jul '17 11:56:36 AM Mdumas43073
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A 2006 {{comedy}} parodying the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, starring Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/JohnCReilly, Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and Creator/SachaBaronCohen among others, directed by [=Adam McKay=]. It is a Creator/JuddApatow production, and considered by many to be the spiritual successor to ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which was also an Apatow production directed by [=McKay=].

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A 2006 {{comedy}} parodying the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, directed by [=Adam McKay=] and starring Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/JohnCReilly, Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, and Creator/SachaBaronCohen among others, directed by [=Adam McKay=].others. It is a Creator/JuddApatow production, and considered by many to be the spiritual successor to ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which was also an Apatow production directed by [=McKay=].
23rd Jul '17 11:55:09 AM Mdumas43073
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23rd Jun '17 7:00:11 AM AmuckCricetine
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* PlayingGertrude: Reese and Lucy Bobby are played by Gary Cole and Jane Lynch, who are only 11 and seven years older, respectively, than Will Ferrell.
23rd Jun '17 6:57:01 AM AmuckCricetine
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Based on the league patches on the drivers' uniforms, and the Gen-4 cars, it is implied that the first part of the movie takes place in 2003 and the latter in 2004. This comes from the drivers wearing Winston Cup emblems, which was last used in 2003 before Nextel took over the Cup sponsorship in 2004. NASCAR has made a lot of changes since then that are noticeable.
16th Jun '17 9:41:18 AM Jhamin
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** Amy Adams wasn't a name yet. Her StarMakingRole in Film/Enchanted came out a year after this film was released. Her role in this film is more a case of RetroactiveRecognition.

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** Amy Adams wasn't a name yet. Her StarMakingRole in Film/Enchanted came out ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' was still a year after this film was released.away when Talladega Nights came out. Her role in this film is more a case of RetroactiveRecognition.
16th Jun '17 9:39:15 AM Jhamin
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** Amy Adams wasn't a name yet. Her StarMakingRole in Film/Enchanted came out a year after this film was released. Her role in this film is more a case of RetroactiveRecognition.
14th Jun '17 9:15:34 AM RezaMaulana98
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* AnachronismStew: An interesting one. At the final Talladega race, when the pace car pulls off on the last restart, Ricky Bobby's and Jean Girard's cars are side-by-side, a la a double-file restart. However, when the movie was filmed, this would not be how they would line up for a restart: while double-file restarts (or "Shootout-style restarts" as they were also called) did exist in 2005 in the Cup Series, they were only used in the non-points Sprint Cup races - the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona and the All-Star Race at Charlotte. In points-paying races, the field lined up for restarts with two lines of cars - lead lap cars on the outside line, and lap-down cars on the inside line; on restarts with less than ten laps to go, all of the cars restarted single file whether or not on the lead lap. Double-file restarts were only implemented in points races starting at the 2009 Pocono 500.

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* AnachronismStew: An interesting one. At the final Talladega race, when the pace car pulls off on the last restart, Ricky Bobby's and Jean Girard's cars are side-by-side, a la a double-file restart. However, when the movie was filmed, this would not be how they would line up for a restart: while double-file restarts (or "Shootout-style restarts" as they were also called) did exist in 2005 in the Cup Series, they were only used in the non-points Sprint Monster Energy Cup races - the Sprint Unlimited Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona and the All-Star Race at Charlotte. In points-paying races, the field lined up for restarts with two lines of cars - lead lap cars on the outside line, and lap-down cars on the inside line; on restarts with less than ten laps to go, all of the cars restarted single file whether or not on the lead lap. Double-file restarts were only implemented in points races starting at the 2009 Pocono 500.



** The Texas Motor Speedway race is signed as the Dickies 500 (which is now the AAA Texas 500), but there are a few glaring inaccuracies to any NASCAR fan: one, the race ends in the day time, when both Texas races (spring and fall) end under the lights (the spring one is a Saturday night race), which is more true of the fall event (which used to be the Dickies 500) because it is in November. Also, the NASCAR on FOX crew is shown commentating for the race, when at the time of filming, and in the present day, it would have been the NASCAR on NBC team (or, from 2007 to 2014, the NASCAR on ESPN[=/=]ABC team) who would be covering the race. FOX covers the spring Texas race, currently known as the Duck Commander 500.

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** The Texas Motor Speedway race is signed as the Dickies 500 (which is now the AAA Texas 500), but there are a few glaring inaccuracies to any NASCAR fan: one, the race ends in the day time, when both Texas races (spring and fall) end under the lights (the spring one is a Saturday night race), which is more true of the fall event (which used to be the Dickies 500) because it is in November. Also, the NASCAR on FOX crew is shown commentating for the race, when at the time of filming, and in the present day, it would have been the NASCAR on NBC team (or, from 2007 to 2014, the NASCAR on ESPN[=/=]ABC team) who would be covering the race. FOX covers the spring Texas race, currently known as the Duck Commander O'Reilly Auto Parts 500.



** Ricky Bobby's career starts when, while just a member of the pit crew, he relieves the driver of the #26. While NASCAR does allow relief drivers to get in a car after the race is already started (which often happens with a driver who's recovering from a serious injury who needs to start for points but can't expect to complete the whole race[[note]]for instance, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart had relief drivers at Talladega in 2013 and 2016 respectively while they recovered from back injuries[[/note]]). But the relief driver must have practiced in a Sprint Cup car during that weekend at that track of the event. Since Ricky Bobby is on the pit crew, he would not have practiced a car and therefore would not be allowed to get in the car for his first race.
** When Reese goes to pick up the two Talladega tickets, the sign at the vendor window says "Saturday Tickets." In reality, both of Talladega's Sprint Cup races (the circuit Ricky would have been racing in) are held on Sunday. The Saturday race would be the Xfinity Series race on the spring weekend, and the Truck Series race on the fall weekend. The only Sprint Cup races held on Saturdays are night races, of which none happen at Talladega because it does not have lights.

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** Ricky Bobby's career starts when, while just a member of the pit crew, he relieves the driver of the #26. While NASCAR does allow relief drivers to get in a car after the race is already started (which often happens with a driver who's recovering from a serious injury who needs to start for points but can't expect to complete the whole race[[note]]for instance, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart had relief drivers at Talladega in 2013 and 2016 respectively while they recovered from back injuries[[/note]]). But the relief driver must have practiced in a Sprint Monster Energy Cup car during that weekend at that track of the event. Since Ricky Bobby is on the pit crew, he would not have practiced a car and therefore would not be allowed to get in the car for his first race.
** When Reese goes to pick up the two Talladega tickets, the sign at the vendor window says "Saturday Tickets." In reality, both of Talladega's Sprint Monster Energy Cup races (the circuit Ricky would have been racing in) are held on Sunday. The Saturday race would be the Xfinity Series race on the spring weekend, and the Truck Series race on the fall weekend. The only Sprint Monster Energy Cup races held on Saturdays are night races, of which none happen at Talladega because it does not have lights.






** To further cement Ricky's {{Eagleland}} stereotype, he owns multiple SUVs, eats a bountiful harvest of fast food for every meal, has a shallow, gold-digging trophy wife, and prays to Lord Baby Jesus - and gets paid to promote Powerade every time he says grace.

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** To further cement Ricky's {{Eagleland}} stereotype, he owns multiple SUVs, [=SUVs=], eats a bountiful harvest of fast food for every meal, has a shallow, gold-digging trophy wife, and prays to Lord Baby Jesus - and gets paid to promote Powerade every time he says grace.
12th Jun '17 7:32:36 AM mkmckoy
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* AntiVillain: Jean Girard, to the point where he's pretty much a {{designated villain)). Especially since Hes more reasonable and honorable than most of the protagonists.

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* AntiVillain: Jean Girard, to the point where he's pretty much a {{designated villain)). DesignatedVillain. Especially since Hes hes more reasonable and honorable than most of the protagonists.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Some scenes that are supposed to represent Texas Motor Speedway were actually shot at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which shares a cookie-cutter track design with Texas, and the walls being repainted to look like such.
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