Grudge Match

Synopsis: Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two boxers who thirty years ago were rivals. Just before a big match Razor decides to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant. Today a promoter, Dante Slate wants to have them fight each other but Razor doesn't want to. But when he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no choice. So he trains under his old trainer. Billy while training, meets B.J., the son he had with Sally Rose and he asks B.J. to train him. And Sally Rose tries to get Razor to forgive her but he can't.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Peter Segal
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min


Hello again, everybody,

I'm Jim Lampley.

Certain athletes are born enemies:

Bird and Magic. Ali and Frazier.

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.

But the fiercest rivalry was between

two fighters from Pittsburgh...

...with the names Razor and Kid.

The fight of the year!

Both men exhausted.

1982, Pittsburgh.

Razor and Kid, both undefeated

top-ranked contenders...

...divide the city in

a spectacular war.

Now Kid's smelling

blood, punishing Razor...

...with a relentless fury.

And down goes Razor.

Down goes Razor.

Down goes Razor.

The brutal 15-round bout... still considered one of

the greatest fights of the '80s.

Kid and Razor quickly rose

to superstardom.

And the man behind their meteoric ascent

was the late fight impresario, Dante Slate.

My dad was king of the ring

and bringer of the bling.

And that makes me royalty,

blessed with all his powers.

Really good, Dante, but don't

look into the camera. Just look at me.

I don't know. It's better when

I'm connecting with people.

- Yeah, I don't think...

- What's up, people?

As the world

clamored for a rematch...

...Slate knew that ratings would turn

to dollar signs for both fighters.

What a turn of events!


The rematch drew

the biggest audience...

...since the Thrilla in Manila

nine years earlier.

Kid goes down!

But this time,

the story was different.

Razor soundly defeated Kid in a lopsided

victory that was over in four rounds.

What lay ahead was the grudge match that

would've brought each fighter millions.

Then came an announcement

that shocked the world.

Today, I'm announcing my retirement

from professional boxing.

The man's a coward.

I'm gonna get my rematch.

You hear me, Razor?

I'm getting my ing rematch!

Sharp has declined to comment further

on his decision to this very day.

And sadly, like many

former professional athletes...

...he lost his fortune just years

after his retirement.

Razor went back to Benson

Shipbuilders in 1987...

...where he had worked

before he went pro.

As the spotlight faded, Kid became a pitchman

for everything from Jockey to jock itch.

Today, he runs a successful car dealership

and a popular restaurant in Pittsburgh.


Still, one can almost

imagine him tonight...

...on the 30th anniversary

of the fight that never was...

...contemplating yet another year

of growing older...

...obsessed with a fight

that never happened...

...and never will.

And just for the record,

I never had jock itch.

I'm just a great actor.

Hey, champ. How's it going?

Don't call me "champ."

Come on. I got your "champ."


A little early to start drinking.

You still got it!

I got nothing!

Guys. All right, yeah.

- Walter.

- Hey.

- What the hell is happening?

- You didn't see yourself on TV?

I don't have a TV.

Bad for the brain.

There was this thing on

about you and Kid.

Oh, who cares about that?

Man, come on, like...

Why'd you drop out? Seriously.

- You really wanna know?

- Yeah.

Never told anybody this...

...but, deep inside...

...I wanna dance.

- I wanna dance. The Bristol Stomp.

- Ha-ha-ha.

- The Ching-a-Ling. Pony.

- Stop, you really need to get a TV.

You don't know a good thing

when you see it.

- What's it like?

- It's strong, but it goes down easy.

No, but seriously. Did you know that

Razor Sharp was ambidextrous?

No, I hadn't heard that.

Yeah, you can knock him out

with either hand.

Kind of like how you went down

over and over in that last fight.

- Ooh.

- Got a comedian in the house.

Sir, why do you have to be so rude

to me in my own place?

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