Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyDirector: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
When America's number one NASCAR speed-demon is issued a direct challenge from a gay, French Formula One racer with a hunger for the top spot and a mean talent for tight-cornering, the race is on to become the number one man in all of NASCAR in a full throttle comedy starring Will Ferrell and directed by Anchorman cohort Adam McKay. Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) is a national hero with a "smokin' hot" trophy wife, pair of borderline-abusively precocious sons, and an endless line of endorsement deals filling his mansion with toys and driveway with sports cars and Hummers. His racing partner and lifelong friend Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), never fails to provide him with a hand on the racetrack, frequently performing their trademark "slingshot" maneuver to shoot Ricky into first place, leaving Cal in second. While the public loves these buddies (popularly known by the meaningless childhood nicknames they find so exceedingly cool: "Shake and Bake"), a wedge comes between the two, as Ricky Bobby's longstanding winning-streak is broken by flamboyand French Formula One driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), robbing Ricky of everything in an instant as the trauma leaves him unable to drive. Ricky's wife takes his fortunes while Cal takes his wife, and now he's back with his mother (Jane Lynch) and long-estranged father (Gary Cole). Things look bad for Ricky, but his father was once a race car driver himself, and now with the help of a training montage, a live cougar, and the courage to drive without his gleaming white Wonder Bread endorsement, Ricky might be ready to face the track again.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Sony Pictures
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- Sony PSP
Cast & Crew
|Will Ferrell||Ricky Bobby|
|John C. Reilly||Cal Naughton Jr.|
|Sacha Baron Cohen||Jean Girard|
|Gary Cole||Reese Bobby|
|Michael Clarke Duncan||Lucius Washington|
|Leslie Bibb||Carley Bobby|
|Jane Lynch||Lucy Bobby|
|Molly Shannon||Mrs. Dennit|
|Greg Germann||Larry Dennit Jr.|
|Jason Davis||Waffle House Manager|
|Lorrie Bess Crumley||Schoolteacher|
|Luke Bigham||10-Year Old Ricky|
|Austin Crimm||10-Year Old Cal|
|Adam McKay||Terry Cheveaux|
|John D. King||ESPN Reporter|
|Pat Hingle||Mr. Dennit Sr.|
|Dale Earnhardt||Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|Grayson Russell||Texas Ranger|
|Danny Vinson||Texas Ticket Seller|
|Sylvia G. Lyerly||Texas Ticket Seller|
|Mike Joy||Mike Joy|
|Larry McReynolds||Larry McReynolds|
|Darrell Waltrip||Darrell Waltrip|
|Jamie McMurray||Jamie McMurray|
|Bob Jenkins||Bob Jenkins|
|Rob Riggle||Jack Telmont|
|William Boyer||Rescue Worker|
|Matt Day||Pizza Delivery Boy|
|Christoph Sanders||Pizza Delivery Boy|
|Pete Burris||Police Officer|
|Frank Hoyt Taylor||Frank|
|Conrad Ricamora||DMV Officer|
|Jim Wise||Jim Bohampton|
|Rebecca Koon||Car Wash Customer|
|Elvis Costello||Elvis Costello|
|Mos Def||Mos Def|
|Bill Weber||Bill Weber|
|Benny Parsons||Benny Parsons|
|Wally Dellenbach||Wally Dallenbach|
|John Baker||Ted Beamen|
|Robert R. Lee||Talladega Ticket Seller|
|Matt Coulter||PA Announcer|
|Jake Johnson||5 Year-Old Ricky|
|Adam McKay||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Josh Church||Associate Producer|
|Andrew Jay Cohen||Associate Producer|
|Garry J. Elmendorf||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Will Ferrell||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Richard Glover||Executive Producer|
|Clayton R. Hartley||Production Designer|
|David B. Householter||Executive Producer|
|Chess Jones||Camera Operator|
|Ryan Kavanaugh||Executive Producer|
|Susan Matheson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Barbara Mesney||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sarah Nettinga||Executive Producer|
|Robert Newcomb||Camera Operator|
|Virginia Randolph-Weaver||Art Director|
|Matt Rebenkoff||Asst. Director|
|Mark Ulano||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Hal Willner||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Alex Wurman||Score Composer|
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Oh man I love this movie!
"Hey man you wanna come over and play with some G.I. Joes?"
"Yeah, that would be...wait NO! no I do not want to go over and play with you!"
"What why man? Come on im bored."
"No! Im still mad at you!"
"What? Really why? Oh cause I married your wife? Man you still mad about that it was a week ago!"
....but I must admit that the scenes with Ricky Bobby's unruly children badmouthing granpa were a bit un-nerving to me, but grandma set them kids on the straight and narrow path. Otherwise, this movie is disgusting at times but truly a great comedy. Will Ferrell has done it again!
This movie is so great that I watched it twice at the theatres. I love the part where they get kicked out of Applebee's. Fun for the whole family. If their a little older, that is.
Will Ferrel does it again in this halarious comedy! I don't usually go to see comedies in theartres, but this one is definatley worth it. I saw it with my brother and two friends and we all loved it. Every single cast member is great. Finally, a movie just for guys! Seriously, this movie has everything a guy can want, cars, stupid men, beutiful woman, and knee slapping fun! This is a movie for the 14 and up crowd. Take the PG-13 seriously.
Will Ferrell was at his best creatively! The outstanding one-liners teamed up with Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, and a whole team of comics just makes the film! I am overly excited about the deleted scenes outtakes!
I saw this movie twice in the theaters. It's my new favorite. Ricky Bobby is hilarious. His kids, Walker and Texas Ranger, are great too.