Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

Synopsis: NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo -- "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges "Shake" and "Bake" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver.
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Director(s): Adam McKay
Production: Sony Pictures Releasing
  8 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

-Guess how fast we're going now.

-I don't care, I'm having a baby!

Hundred and five miles an hour,

you believe that?

Reese, you just passed the hospital!

-The baby's coming, he's coming now!

-All right, all right, hold on.

-Okay, but I think he might be stuck.

-Grab onto something. Ready?

One, two, three!

It's a baby boy.

I'm happy that Waffle House

was okay with me coming here...

...to talk to y'all about

my day-to-day.

And, y'all, that's pretty much,

in a shell...

...what it's like to manage

a Waffle House.

Ma'am, I don't know what else

you want me to say to them.

And I'm also gonna need to know

where your commode's at.

Okay, let's give him a round

of applause. Thank you.

Okay, next up is Ricky Bobby.

Ricky, is your father here?

No, ma'am.

I haven't seen my daddy in years.

But my mama say he's out

racing cars...

...and, well, dipping his wick

in anything that moves.

Okay, kids, that's enough.

We're gonna move on to Brennan.

Don't pay them no mind, Ricky.

Thanks, Cal. Shake and Bake.

You'll be my best friend forever.

--his job is like as a prison guard.

Excuse me, darling.

I'm Reese Bobby.

I'm here for career day

with my son, Ricky.


-Hey there, boy!

Man, you got big. How long's it been?

Three, four months?

-Ten years.

-Ten years?

Man, I gotta lay off the peyote.

Mr. Bobby,

there's no smoking in here.

It's all right, I'm a volunteer fireman.

Okay, I am a semi-professional

racecar driver...

...and an amateur tattoo artist.

And the first thing you gotta learn

if you're gonna be a racecar driver...

...is you don't listen to losers...

-...like your know-it-all teacher here.

-Okay, I think that's enough.

Your teacher wants you to go slow,

and she's wrong...

...because it's the fastest who gets paid

and it's the fastest who gets laid.

Oh, yeah.

You know what I'm talking about.

You people are in the wrong

on this one!

So in the wrong!

This is egregious,

do you hear me? Egregious!

We were cellmates together, Andy.

You got payback coming!


Don't listen to these people, Ricky.

You're a winner.

You got the gift. Always remember,

if you ain't first, you're last.

lf you ain't first, you're last.

-See you when you're grown up.

-Dad! Come back, Dad!

It's a hot one here in Talladega...

...and this crowd of over 1 80,000

is enjoying one heck of a day.

Yo, Terry. Terry, we got the caution.

Bring it in for a pit. Let's work on it.

All right, fellas, let's go.

Looking good. Yes, come on.

Keep it up, baby.

-All right, way to go.

-Go, way to go.

Nice jack work, Ricky.

Hey, Shake and Bake, Cal.

-Shake and Bake!

-Terry, it's all on you, bro. You go.

Go, baby, go.

Wait, what are you doing?

-I gotta take a piss.

-Go, go, go!

lt doesn't matter, Lucius.

We're in last place. Relax.

Jeez, I gotta go take a whiz.

Get off my ass.

You see,

this is what I'm talking about.

That's why this group right here

is the laughingstock of NASCAR.

Face it, we suck.

It's not always bad to be in last place.

Here's some things we can focus on:

One, we tried hard.

And two, we're still dear friends.

Glenn, shut up.

I see Terry.

He's having a chicken sandwich.

Hey, fellas! These are really good.

You should try one.

That place actually makes

a nice sauce.

Let me eat this,

then I gotta make a phone call...

-...then I'm coming back, all right?

-This is the bottom line.

lf we don't get that car

back on the track...

...our sponsors are gonna

sh*t a chicken.

Now, is there anyone out there

who wants to go fast? Anybody?

I wanna go fast.

Hey, get him a suit. Hurry up,

make it snappy. Let's go.

-Hustle up, hustle up.

-Hey, man!

Remember when we got kicked out of

biology for playing with Matchbox cars?


-Who's retarded now?


-Hey, what are you doing after this?

-After the race?


I don't know, but it feels like

we're wasting a lot of time.

No, I know, I know.

I'm just excited, man!

-Yeah, I know. Yeah.

-Hey! I love you!



Shake and Bake! Get some!

You're my best friend!

You're my best friend!

-Okay, then!

-I'm in there with you!

-I gotta get going!

-Go, go!


-That's Ricky, baby!

That's my boy, Ricky!

Hey, Ricky,

just remember one thing:

lf you wreck that car,

that's 200 grand out of your pocket...

...so let's take it nice and slow, okay?

With all due respect, Lucius,

I'm gonna do some driving.

Excuse me, coming through.

Apparently, we've got a situation for

the Laughing Clown, number 26 car.

Terry Cheveaux is refusing to drive.

One of his crew members...

...has taken the wheel.

Hey, just wanted to share a little piece

of personaI information with you.

I got a chubby right now...

...because this is one of the most

awesome experiences of my life...

...because I'm getting to

drive a racecar!

I can't believe it! Oh, my God!

Wow, that was cool.

Come on, come on.

The big story from Talladega:

Little-known jack-man Ricky Bobby

places third in the Dennit machine.

Ricky, first of all,

where did you learn to drive like that?

ln a car.

Car handle really good. Yeah.

Can you speak up, Ricky?

A car.

lt handled reaI good.

So, what do you think, Mr. Dennit?

He sure can drive.

He's got guts.

Dennit Racing needs a racer like him.

Come on, Dad.

He's just a stupid cowboy.

Look how bad he is

in that interview.

Junior, driving has got nothing

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Will Ferrell

John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay. The two also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other films roles include Elf, Old School (both 2003), Blades of Glory (2007), and the animated films Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014). more…

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