Anyhow, just a fun, incredibly dated movie. The wrestling scenes are actually really, really well-staged and mostly accurate as far as I can remember. I recognized the moves (mostly switches, double-armed bars, fireman's carry, and one or two others mostly repeated). And the bloody nose--well, I had a bloody nose for much of my 8th grade experience. I found it advantageous since I could get a break to get it cleaned up in the middle of a match. As it was a movie, Modine's character did better than mine. I choked during the finals at the end of my middle school career (my high school career ended very quickly as I quit the team--just not a fun environment anymore).
I do have a couple of observations:
- Modine must have been the sweatiest room service waiter of all time. He ran everywhere, wearing a plastic suit since he had to lose weight to get into the right weight class. Not so many showers, so yuck.
- 168 pounds? Modine made that realistic, but his opponent was a horse. I would have guessed steriods--no way he was 168.
- The team's theme music was this. Hmmm.
- The rest of the soundtrack (minus the Madonna stuff) was actually very good for this child of the 80's.