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And for the film itself, I love it. It's one of those films that gets better the more you watch it. It's definitely very 80's! The story revolves around Dirk Benedict's character, Harry M. Smilac, a sleazy but likable music promoter. Smilac ends up getting into the wrestling business when he mistakes Roddy Piper's character, Quick Rick Roberts, as a musician. Now Smilac is the wrestling's newest manager. This doesn't sit well with Roberts' manager, Captain Lou Morano (ahem, Captain Lou Albano). I'll stop giving away the plot there. Anyway, the movie is just fun to watch. If you're a wrestling fan, there are a TON of cameos - Ric Flair, Classy Freddie Blassie, Sika, Bruno Sammartino, etc...
There's actually a strong supporting cast - John Astin, Barry Gordon (voice of Donatello from TMNT), Tanya Roberts, Charles Nelson Reilly, Kellie Martin, and Billy Barty.
Body Slam also brings in the Rock 'n' Wrestling element with the band "Kick", whom I have never heard of beyond this film. The music isn't bad (again, it's very 80's). Although it may not be saying much, it's the best wrestling movie I've ever seen. I highly recommend Body Slam, especially if you're an old school WWF or NWA fan.
and 80s it is. The vapid music used throughout dates the film horribly but perhaps not quite as bad as star Dirk Benedict's ("The A-Team") wardrobe. Benedict plays M. Harry Smilac, a down on his luck music agent/manager who stumbles into a negotiation between a lowlife promoter and "Quick" Rick Roberts (played by co-star and wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.) Smilac thinks Roberts is a musician and quickly jumps into the fray, getting Roberts a much better deal than what his previous manager agreed to, the villain of the film Captain Lou Murano (a genius change of name for the man playing him, another wrestling legend, Captain Lou Albano.)
From this point on, Smilac realizes he has crossed over into an entirely new field and decides to cross breed his clients, booking his cheesy 80s "rock" band Kicks to perform at the matches for his growing stable of wrestlers. Of course this does not go over well with Murano who vows to destroy his former star Roberts and new manager both in and out of the ring.Read more ›
THIS FILM HAS DERK BENEDICT FROM THE "A-TEAM" AND "BATTLE STAR GALACTICA" AS A "OUT OF LUCK" TALLENT AGENT AND PRODUCER LOOKING FOR HIS NEXT BIG SCORE ... AND WHAT HE FINDS IS WRESTLING !
IF YOUR A DEDICATED WRESTLING FAN , YOU SHOULD SPOT THE FOLLOWING :
THE WILD SAMOANS
AND A YOUNG AND THINNER RIKISHI !
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One of my childhood favs. It's a straight to the point movie about a down on his luck music promoter . Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charles fox
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