Overall Rank: 27017
Average Rating: 2/4
# of Ratings: 12
Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/1986
Genre: Comedy, Sport
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Hal Needham
Actors: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Lou Albano, Barry Gordon, Charles Nelson Reilly
Plot: A music manager accidentally gets himself involved in professional wrestling, when he gets the idea to blend wrestling and music as he leads his wrestlers to the World Tag Team Championship.
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The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008
"Body Slam" is a fictionalized account of the creation of the Rock-n-Wrestling Connection of the 1980's which stars some of the biggest names in pro wrestling at the time, as well as many B-Grade stars, a future "ER" star, a "Bond Girl" and the REAL "Starbuck" from "Battlestar Galactica".
The movie follows "M. Harry Smilac" (Dirk Benedict), an heavily in debt music manager, who inadvertently enters the world of professional wrestling when he helps "'Quick' Rick Roberts" ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper) make a deal, and immediately out of his contract with the vilianous manager, "Captain Lou Murano" (Captain Lou Albano). "Smilac" then signs "Tonga Tom" (The Tonga Kid), who becomes "Roberts" tag team partner.
"Smilac" is also running the fundraising efforts of "Senator Norton Wilshire" …
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