Watch: Sly Stallone vs. Robert De Niro in First 'Grudge Match' Trailer
"Time to train." Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer for the movie Grudge Match, starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as old timer boxers (Rocky and Raging Bull, but of course) who end up fighting each other one last time in a grudge match for the title. This plays much more like a broad mainstream comedy with supporting actors like Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin knocking out a few jokes throughout. This isn't exactly the triumphant return of these two greats in any kind of dramatic "they're back!" way, but it looks like a lot of fun. I'll probably be seeing it. Give it a look and tell us what you think?
Here's the first official trailer for Peter Segal's Grudge Match, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube:
Grudge Match is directed by Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, My Fellow Americans, 50 First Dates) with a script from "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin and "Late Show with David Letterman" scribe Rodney Rothman. The story unites Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, known for iconic turns as boxers in Rocky and Raging Bull respectively, as two bitter boxing rivals who are coaxed back into the ring for a grudge match 50 years after they fought for the title. Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal also star in the film which Warner Bros. Pictures will bring to theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th, this winter. Cool?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
This does not look good. Looks like De Niro and Stallone took this as a quick payday.
Cal J. on Sep 12, 2013
Ill second that. Stallone I can buy, he's still got bulk to him...but De'Niro?
Silverbrain on Sep 12, 2013
For me it's just that the jokes fall flat. If you can't get a couple of good jokes in the trailer then what does that say for the rest of the movie?
Cal J. on Sep 12, 2013
I dunno... i appreciated the meat bag reference.
Duane on Sep 12, 2013
The Adventures of Rocky & Bull Niro. Could go either way and I'm not holding my breath but still looking forward to this...and the meat bag joke just killed me!
RidgeRacer4 on Sep 14, 2013
Was quite sceptical about this before, but the trailer looked funnier than I thought it would be. Couple of scenes has a satirical feel to it about boxing film cliches, which would have been a really interesting approach. I hope it will turn out to be a funny movie and surprise everyone.
Jules43 on Sep 12, 2013
Carpola on Sep 12, 2013
Rocky versus Raging Bull? Huh. I'd watch it.
Morvidus on Sep 12, 2013
Yeah, that looks good enough 🙂
Michael Kingscott on Sep 13, 2013
Kim Basinger still looks hooooot!
Nielsen700 on Sep 13, 2013
If they play up the comedy...a lot...this will do well.
l.21 on Sep 13, 2013
This would of been awesome 20-25 years ago.
Such heroic nonsense on Sep 13, 2013
I love all the Rocky movies and Raging Bull...I'm sold.
bugger_butt on Sep 13, 2013
"Grudge Match" AKA Old actors scrape a paycheck. I look forward to the time when the old actors come to terms with their age and stop making movies they should have made 30 years ago.
Brian Sleider on Sep 13, 2013
I'm surprised you could get all that out whilst sucking cock. actors act, that's what they do. there's no real retirement age. you're saying don't make this movie cus their in their 60s?? what about Judi Dench, Clint Eastwood... and every other actor thats over 40. grow up
Rich Okewole on Sep 15, 2013
a lot of memories...
iamNotLegend on Sep 14, 2013
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