Thursday, February 12, 2009

...but Giant Haystacks was better


Can anyone tell me what happens in the last 20 minutes or so of The Wrestler? The DVD I was watching crapped out at that point.

Actually, that’s not such a great idea, is it? If you tell me what happens, it’ll spoil it for other people who haven’t seen it. I’ll have to put a big, aesthetically compromised *SPOILER ALERT* notice over the comments. So let’s do this differently. Tell me what you think *ought* to happen in the last 20 minutes. Or what *might* happen. Even if you haven’t seen the film. *Especially* if you haven’t seen the film, or even heard of it.

It’s after the bit where Mickey Rourke snorts coke, shags the annoying blonde woman and wakes up in that room surrounded by pictures of firemen.

(I didn’t make that last bit up, it’s really in the film.)

16 comments:

Annie said...

Did you mention firemen?

Mickey has to retire from wrestling when his face falls off.

(Haven't seen it. Bit scared to, in case his big melting plastic face and pumped-up body give me nightmares. I hear it's good, though.)

Rog said...

Reminded me of Kent Walton. Thanks Tim.

Annie said...

PS - do you remember Big Daddy? His real name was Shirley. Probably why he became a wrestler.

Vicus Scurra said...

Billy Two Rivers.

Fat Roland said...

***ACTUAL SPOILER ALERT***

His relationship with the dancer remains unresolved. His relationship with his daughter remains unresolved. In his final fight, he has worrying heart murmurs. In a final life or death conclusion, he climbs up the side of the ring for one last, massive dive onto his opponent, when suddenly--

***END OF SPOILER ALERT. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY DELAY YOU MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED***

pleite said...

He opened a wardrobe in the room full of pictures of firemen and it was full of neatly arranged suits. He put one on and walked out of the house straight onto a red carpet. An awards ceremony was taking place. And he won an award and it meant he was back. Everyone cried.

The Dotterel said...

Yup, Shirley Crabtree. And did you know that Giant Haystacks - 'Stacks - as he was known, once got stuck in the loo on a flight to South Africa. They had to dismantle it at Jo'burg aiport just to set him free. Honestly!

Oh sorry, absolutely know idea what happens in the film. But you can guarantee it was a fix.

Tim Footman said...

Good work, people, do keep it up.

But a shame no-one saw fit to mention Jackie Pallo, Mick McManus or Kendo Nagasaki.

garfer said...

The Queen Mum used to watch the wrestling on World of Sport. Nobody can claim that the Windsors aren't intellectuals.

The French like Mickey Rourke. I think Mickey should wrestle Nicky Sarkosy on the front steps of the Elysee.

Billy said...

Did he swear unexpectedly?

Betty said...

Can't think of an ending, but ...

"It’s after the bit where Mickey Rourke snorts coke, shags the annoying blonde woman and wakes up in that room surrounded by pictures of firemen."

Spooky! Apparently Mickey is in a relationship with Courtney Love, so this probably happened in real life, except for the bit about the pictures of firemen.

Geoff said...

Did he have a tag contest with Mickey Rooney against Mickey Dolenz and Mickey Mouse?

Sniffer said...

Voyager gets back to Earth
Buffy gains a new maturity
D'Angelo, Stringer and Omar stay dead.
Meadow enters the restaurant, Tony looks up and the screen abruptly cuts to black and silence

Tim Footman said...

You’re all far stranger and more wonderful than I have any right to expect. Thank you. Now please bugger off before I start going the same way.

rockmother said...

Ha ha - Kendo Nagasaki who's real name was Gavin or Clive or something like that. Hilarious. My 'Nana' used to make us all religiously watch it every week - even in the heatwave - memories of peeling the backs of my legs off the vinyl sofa. And there was that unruly one Bobby something with the wild blonde hair and giant comb - Nana didn't like him - she said he was 'dirty'. I thought he had nits when she said that. La la la. can't wait to see The Wrestler.

rockmother said...

Sorry - I think I just committed punctuation cardinal sin with the who's whose thing - eek.