Film Quiz Friday: No Holds Barred

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As The Iron Claw gives a wrestling dynasty the cinematic treatment, this week’s film quiz covers wrestling and wrestlers in movies.


While professional wrestling has only occasionally been the subject of prestige drama (and you can read Maria’s review of The Iron Claw here), it’s now much more common for sports entertainment stars to become proper movie stars. We’ve covered Dwayne Johnson’s filmography in a previous quiz, but as we’ll soon see new releases starring WWE alums Dave Bautista (Dune: Part Two) and John Cena (er… Ricky Stanicky), we’ve got some questions about wrestlers and wrestling on film.

Once you’ve completed this week’s film quiz, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is all just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 31 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Here we go — oh my God, that’s Film Quiz Friday’s music…!

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

1. 2022 – In cinemas now! Mei Lee is the main character in which Pixar film?

2. 1987 – Born this week, who plays “Erik Killmonger” in the Black Panther movies?

3. 2007 – Which 2004 movie has a sequel subtitled Book Of Secrets?

4. 1993 – Which comedy sequel connects Christopher Walken, Kim Basinger, and Charlton Heston?

5. 1977 – Which filmmaker made his feature directorial debut with The Duellists?

6. 2015 – Jupiter Jones is the title character in which sci-fi film?

7. 2006 – Which movie character connects Gaspard Ulliel, Anthony Hopkins, and Brian Cox?

8. 1969 – “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” was originally written for the soundtrack of which western?

9. 1953 – Also born this week, who plays Clara Clayton in Back To The Future Part III?

10. 1934 – Back in cinemas this week for its 90th anniversary, which Oscar-winning romantic comedy stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert?

ROUND TWO – Wrestlemania

Next, 10 movies about wrestlers-turned-actors, or actors playing wrestlers, as in this week’s new release, The Iron Claw…

11. Who plays Randy “The Ram” Robinson in The Wrestler?

12. In which James Bond film does Dave Bautista play Mr Hinx?

13. Who wrote, directed, and acted in 2019’s Fighting With My Family?

14. Bone Saw McGraw is a fictional wrestler in which 2002 movie? And for a bonus point, which real-life wrestling legend played him? (2 points)

15. “I have come here to kick ass and chew bubblegum and I’m all out of bubblegum.” Which movie features this classic Roddy Piper quote?

16. Who plays “Nacho Libre” in Nacho Libre?

17. In which fantasy film does Andre the Giant play Fezzik?

18. Starring John Cena, Peacemaker is a TV spin-off from which DC comic-book movie?

19. In a fourth-wall-smashing scene from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, who plays himself, as a disgruntled cinema punter?

20. In which film franchise does Kevin Nash play Tarzan?

ROUND THREE – Pot Luck

Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

21. Forget about “the real Agent Argylle” – in Die Hard, what is Argyle’s job?

22. Which two comic characters are namechecked in the UK title of 2015’s The Peanuts Movie?

23. Whose movie characters include Alice, Joan of Arc, and Leeloo de Sabat?

24. Complete the title of the 1974 crime thriller – The Taking Of Pelham… what?

25. Who connects the 1980s films Brazil, Mona Lisa, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

26. Christopher Lee played Count Dracula in seven movies for which British film production company?

27. “Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee” is a song from which Disney animated movie?

28. Which Dodgeball star was born earliest: Ben Stiller or Vince Vaughn?

29. In the UK, what is the only Stanley Kubrick film with a U certificate?

30. And finally, what connects Al Pacino, Jean Reno, and Miley Cyrus (no relation)?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s film quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, check out Issue 48 of Film Stories Magazine, which features 50 all-new questions on subjects like sequel subtitles, famous taglines, and the movies of 1984. You can also listen to our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

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