15 certificateThe Wrestler is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Wrestler is a 4 star programme

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The Wrestler (2008)

Directed by
Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky's drama stars Mickey Rourke as Randy 'The Ram' Robinson, an ageing, burnt-out wrestler who supplements his deli-counter wages with the prize money he earns on the local circuit at weekends. But it's a world away from his professional heyday, and it's long after he should have quit the sport entirely.

His health is suffering and his estranged daughter Stephanie doesn't want to hear from him. Things start to look up when he chats with Cassidy, a stripper considered equally long in the tooth for her line of work, but she has a policy of not dating clients. Then a medical emergency forces him to reconsider his approach to life.

The film garnered many awards worldwide, including a BAFTA for Rourke, and Oscar-nominations for both him and Marisa Tomei.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Mickey RourkeMickey Rourke...Randy 'The Ram' Robinson
Image for Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei...Cassidy
Image for Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood...Stephanie
Image for Mark MargolisMark Margolis...Lenny
Todd Barry...Wayne
Wass Stevens...Nick Volpe
Judah Friedlander...Scott Brumberg
Ernest Miller...The Ayatollah
Dylan Keith Summers...Necro Butcher
Tommy Farra...Tommy Rotten
Mike Miller...Lex Lethal
Marcia Jean Kurtz...Admissions Desk Woman
John D'Leo...Adam
Ajay Naidu...Medic
Gregg Bello...JAPW Promoter Larry Cohen