17th Jan2014

Video Interview: Director Peter Segal discusses ‘Grudge Match’

by Phil Wheat

In Grudge Match, De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters 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., 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.

In this interview, Nerdly’s film correspondent, James Kleinmann, asks director Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) how the project initially came together.

Grudge Match is released in the UK on January 24th.

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