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Love. Pain. Glory : "The Wrestler" (2008), a film by Darren Aronofsky

Posted by Theia - Friday, April 26th, 2013

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Released on October 17 of 2008 in the USA, «The Wrestler» is an Action film directed by Darren Aronofsky, and written by Robert D. Siegel , starring Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens and Judah Friedlander.

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Robin Ramzinski (Mickey Rourke), better known by his ring name Randy "The Ram" Robinson, is a professional wrestler who became a celebrity in the 1980s. Now past his prime, Randy wrestles on weekends for independent promotions in New Jersey while working part-time at a supermarket under Wayne (Todd Barry), a demeaning manager who mocks Randy's wrestling background. A regular at a strip club, he befriends a stripper, Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) who like Randy, is getting old for her job. After winning a local match, Randy agrees to a proposed 20th anniversary rematch against his most notable opponent, "The Ayatollah" (Ernest Miller).

Randy intensifies his training, which includes steroid injections. After wrestling in a hardcore match, Randy suffers a heart attack backstage and receives coronary artery bypass surgery. His doctor tells him that his heart can no longer handle the stress of wrestling so Randy retires and begins working a full-time shift behind the deli counter at the [...]

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