Andre the Giant

Fascinating documentary into the life of possibly the most comic-book figure of the 80s: pro wrestler and actor Andre Roussimoff, “The Giant”. Getting a look behind the curtain at the lives of wrestlers is always fairly abnormal topic matter, but this was magnified (in many respects) in the case of this 7-foot-and-then-some Frenchman. Re-watching footage from iconic Wrestlemania matches it became clear that he was in incredible pain throughout most of it, and nobody had any idea or control over whether he’d follow the scripted storyline. An absolute legend. 👍

Summary

Andre the Giant (Tuesday 10th April, 2018)

Release Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018
Starring: André the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Vince McMahon, Ric Flair
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 85 min
Original Title: Andre the Giant
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: HBO Sports, HBO Documentary Films, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
An ambitious and wide-ranging documentary exploring Andre’s upbringing in France, his celebrated career in WWE, and his forays in the entertainment world.

Cast Andre the Giant

  • André the Giant
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Role: Himself
  • Vince McMahon
  • Role: Himself
  • Ric Flair
  • Role: Himself
  • Gene Okerlund
  • Role: Himself
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Role: Himself
  • Billy Crystal
  • Role: Himself
  • Rob Reiner
  • Role: Himself
  • Robin Wright
  • Role: Herself
  • Jerry Lawler
  • Role: Himself
  • Cary Elwes
  • Role: Himself
  • Shane McMahon
  • Role: Himself
  • Richard Henry Blood Sr.
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Roddy Piper
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Paul Orndorff
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Randy Savage
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Pat Patterson
  • Role: Himself
  • Robert Marella
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Gordon Solie
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Sylvester Ritter
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Dave Meltzer
  • Role: Himself
  • Ox Baker
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Khosrow Vaziri
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Big John Studd
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Ken Patera
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Morley Safer
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Role: Herself (archive footage)
  • David Letterman
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Andy Warhol
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Bob Uecker
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Bobby Heenan
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff
  • Role: Herself
  • Bruno Sammartino
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Robert James Marella
  • Role: Himself (voice) (archive footage)
  • Luke Joseph Scarpa
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Don Lane
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Jesse Ventura
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)