Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Dwayne Johnson, James Burrows, Thea Trinidad, Kim Matula, Aqueela Zoll, Ellie Gonsalves, Stephen Merchant
Bio-comedy drama based on a true story written and directed by Stephen Merchant. The story centers on reformed gangster Ricky Knight (Nick Frost), his wife, Julia (Lena Headey), their daughter, Paige (Florence Pugh), and son, Zak (Jack Lowden), as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues.
When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test.
[as Zack is wrestle fighting with Paige]
Ricky Knight: Zak, what the bloody hell do you think you’re doing? If you really want to choke her out, then lock your fingers.
Zak Knight: Yeah.
Ricky Knight: Now pull it tight.
[Zak pulls in his arms around Paige’s neck]
Ricky Knight: Oh, yeah. Now she’s in trouble.
Townie #1: Okay, I know you. You’re from that weird family, aren’t you?
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: We’re not weird.
Townie #1: We don’t like wrestling.
Hannah: How do you know if you’ve never been?
Townie #1: I’ve never had rectal bleeding before, but I’m pretty sure I’m not a fan of that.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: How about I shove her head up your ass and we can find out?
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: Hello?
Hutch: My name is Hutch Morgan, I’m calling from WWE. We’d like both of you to come try out for us.
[every around the table jumps in excitement]
Daphne: Sorry, what is the WWE?
Ricky Knight: Say what?
Daphne: You’re all wrestlers.
Ricky Knight: Yes.
Daphne: I mean it’s all fake anyway, isn’t it?
Ricky Knight: If it was fake would I have broken half the bones in my body?
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: His left leg bends both ways.
Julia Knight: Oh, that’s nothing. You should see his cock.
Zak Knight: Mum.
Julia Knight: Sorry. Penis. You should see his penis.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: This is our shot, Zak.
Zak Knight: I know.
[Paige and Zak bump into Dwayne Johnson backstage]
Dwayne Johnson: Sorry about that.
Zak Knight: Rock, Rock, Rock.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: We’re huge fans.
Dwayne Johnson: Thank you so much.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: We’ve been fans since you had hair.
Dwayne Johnson: [chuckles] Oh, thank you. Hey. It’s a choice. A damn good one too. See you, guys.
[he turns to walk away]
Zak Knight: Rock, Rock, Rock.
[The Rock turns around]
Dwayne Johnson: Yoh.
Zak Knight: We’re wrestlers as well, actually.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: We’re actually doing tryouts today.
Dwayne Johnson: Oh, cool.
Zak Knight: What advice would you give us, if, if, we want to…
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: Win over the crowd?
Zak Knight: Win over the crowd?
Dwayne Johnson: What are your names again?
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: My name…
Dwayne Johnson: It doesn’t matter what your names are! You walk around here interrupting The Rock!
Dwayne Johnson: You’re like you haven’t seen the sun in twenty years!
Dwayne Johnson: You’re like you just stepped out of Oliver Twist!
[in a mocking English accent]
Dwayne Johnson: “Please, sir. May I have some more advice, sir?” You want some advice? Here’s The Rock’s advice! Shut your mouth!
[points to Zak]
Dwayne Johnson: What you want?
[points to Paige]
Dwayne Johnson: What you want? How about what The Rock wants? The Rock wants you to go out there, take no prisoners, have no regrets, have no fear! Lay it all out on the line! Because if you don’t do that, The Rock is going to find your friend Mary Poppins. He’s going to take her umbrella. Yeah, he’s going to shine it up real nice. He’s going to turn that sonofabitch sideways and stick it straight up your candy asses! There’s your advice, straight out of the Jabroni-beating, pie-eating, trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, entertaining the globe never hotter, talking to two rejects from Harry Potter!
[pause as both Zak and Paige looked stunned]
Dwayne Johnson: So that’s how you win over the crowd.
Zak Knight: Yeah.
[Paige and Zak laugh; The Rock turns and starts walking off]
Zak Knight: Thanks, Dwayne.
Dwayne Johnson: Got it.
Hutch: Good morning, wrestling nerds. This is where we see whether or not you get to go on the WWE.
Hutch: Welcome to the tryouts. You got to have the skills, and you have to have the spark.
[Hutch is training the wrestlers]
Jeri-Lynn: My name is Jeri-Lynn, and I am going to blow you.
Hutch: Excuse me?
Jeri-Lynn: Out of the water, yep.
Hutch: Let’s put it together. Let’s keep it one.
Jeri-Lynn: Of course.
Hutch: Why do you want to wrestle?
Zak Knight: I’m the toughest bastard in any room. Probably shouldn’t swear, not when there’s ladies present.
[turns to the short guy with long hair next to him]
Zak Knight: Sorry, miss. I’m sorry about that.
Hutch: If I call your name, that means you’ll be coming with me to Florida. Paige.
[to the rest of the group]
Hutch: Thank you all very much.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: You have to take my brother. No one deserves this more than Zak.
Hutch: I wish you the best, son, but this is the end of the line for you.
Zak Knight: [to Paige] You’re not just doing this for you, you’re doing it for the family.
Zak Knight: Do you know what it’s like to want one thing in life, and then your own sister just takes it away from you?
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: It was my dream too!
Jeri-Lynn: I love your accent.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: Thank you.
Maddison: It’s so sexy. I am so jealous of you right now.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: Sometimes some of these girls just want to get famous like cheerleaders, models.
Maddison: I was a model.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: Oh, right.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: See you later.
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: I have no idea who I’m supposed to be out there.
Dwayne Johnson: Paige, I myself have come from a wrestling family too. I know exactly what it means to you. But don’t worry about being the next me, be the first you.
[answers his phone]
Ricky Knight: What?
Dwayne Johnson: It’s Dwayne Johnson. How are you?
Ricky Knight: Prove it.
Dwayne Johnson: If you smell what The Rock is cooking!
Ricky Knight: Yeah, and I’m Vin Diesel, mate.
[he hangs up; to Dwayne]
Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight: I’m sorry.
Ricky Knight: We’re with you, darling. I love you, Rock.
Ricky Knight: Rock?
Dwayne Johnson: I, I love you too.
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