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Tricky Rick MacDonald and Billy The Body Youngblood are two of the best wrestlers in the country. They are told to take a dive by the wife of a promoter. If they don't, she will make sure ... See full summary »

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Paul Krasny

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Robert McCullough (as Robert L. McCullough)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Ventura ... Bobby Youngblood
Roddy Piper ... Rick McDonald
Phill Lewis ... Ray Tyler
Raymond O'Connor ... Harrigan
Robin Curtis ... Lt. Carol Steckler
Mike Genovese ... Hatch
Jennifer Runyon ... Rita Valentine
Shannon Tweed ... Leona
Sean Baca Sean Baca ... Nick Phillips
Mark Ginther ... Mark
Robert Hanley ... Riker
Mark Lonow ... Marty
Michael M. Vendrell Michael M. Vendrell ... Barney
Kathy Kinney ... Instructor
William L. Laster William L. Laster ... Announcer
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Tricky Rick MacDonald and Billy The Body Youngblood are two of the best wrestlers in the country. They are told to take a dive by the wife of a promoter. If they don't, she will make sure they are blackballed from wrestling. When they don't do what she says, they are fired immediately. They try many jobs without any success. When they stop a grocery store robbery, they get the idea to be cops. So begins a new chapter in the life of this tag team. Bad guys, watch out!!! Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Hunter meets the WWF
31 January 2002 | by jbanks1372See all my reviews

This could've been alot more in several ways. Wrestlers Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper play wrestling tag-team and long-time buddies Youngblood & McDonald. When they refuse to lay down in a tag title match for the vindictive wife of the promoter, she has them blacklisted from wrestling. While trying to figure out their options the two stop a would-be grocery store hold-up and are told by the police that they should try the Police Academy. So wildman McDonald and ex-Navy SEAL Youngblood join the Acadamy and, despite their extremely unorthodox styles, manage to graduate. But no sooner are they out of the academy when situations arise which promote them, mush to the chagrin of the more conservative veteran cops, to Detectives, using their wrestling skills and teamwork to take on the bad guys left and right.

This was actually the pilot for a new series featuring Piper and Ventura. The series was bought by ABC, looked to be a sure thing, then just one day before the shooting of their first episode, was cancelled by the execs. Pomotional politics, go figure. The show was campy, more than a bit silly, and as formulaeic as all the other LA Cop shows of the early to late 80s. Still it had its moments. The basic parts had potential. Who knows, a little tweeking here and there and maybe it could've worked. Then again, maybe not, who knows.


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