Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin in the boxing comedy Grudge Match. See the movie trailer and photos for Grudge Match below. A pair of aging boxing rivals, Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone), come out of retirement to fight one final bout 50 years after their last match. Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) directs the comedy.
Two local Pittsburgh fighters, Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (Robert De Niro, “Raging Bull”) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Sylvester Stallone, the “Rocky” films), whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers.
Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart), seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.