All the Marbles (1981)

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Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Burt Young


The travails of a pair of female wrestlers and their manager, as they fight their way to a title against their old rivals, The Tigers.

The Review

The kind of unlikely subject that could only have been made, along conventional lines and with known names, by Aldrich, and one feels that MGM only let him make it so that they could promote the Reno Grand. It has to be admired for its characteristic vigour and brash humour, the climactic confrontation taking on Rocky proportions, but with even more tension because these are female bodies we are seeing bashed about. It had me jumping up and down in my chair like some plebeian at the circus.