...All the Marbles

...All the Marbles (1981)

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Other mistake: There's no way Harry could've smashed the cigarette vending machine at the gas station without somebody inside seeing him.

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Continuity mistake: Harry pulls a bat out of his car trunk which becomes yellow, shorter, and bounces, likely made out of foam, then it turns back to normal when demanding money from one of two thugs he's nailed.

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Plot hole: No ref would allow both members of a tag team to pin both members of the other team, not even in a championship match.

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Plot hole: Amazing how Iris and Molly catch up to Harry despite the possibility he might've taken any number of routes during the jogging next to the car scene.

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Other mistake: Iris somehow obtains a bloody lip from the mud wrestling match yet the action wasn't hard enough for this to happen.

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Trivia: Called The California Dolls overseas since "All The Marbles" was reportedly an American idiom foreign audiences wouldn't understand. According, either by Frederich or Landon, if they'd done a sequel it would've seen them and their manager Harry go to wrestle in Japan, a popular overseas market for American wrestlers at the time.

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Question: Given that Las Vegas is the bigger more glamorous and more well known on sporting events, why didn't The California Dolls vs Toledo Tigers Tag Team Title match take place there instead of Reno?

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Answer: No reason is given but there could be any number of factors involved in why this location was chosen. However, it appears to be less about the plot than about real-life logistics. The event takes place at the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno. MGM financially backed this film, so this was an opportunity for them to showcase and promote their expensive hotel in the movie. Also, filming on MGM property would have given the production greater freedom on when, where, and how they wished to film, avoiding many of the costs, restraints, and restrictions often encountered when filming a movie.

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