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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) has been at the top of the NASCAR circuit long enough that the wins, wealth and trophy wife (Leslie Bibb) have gone to his head. But his sense of manly security is dashed when new competition is introduced in the form of a gay, top-rated Formula One driver (played by Sacha Baron Cohen). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Theater Release: 03 Aug 2006
Video Release: 11 Dec 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A NASCAR champ gets left in the dust when Maggie Peyton hits the oval with her little Volkswagen bug in Herbie: Fully Loaded. Racing champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. appears in Talladega Nights as well as lending his voice to the character of Junior in the animated movie Cars.

Home Video Extra Features

The DVD release of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby sings the praises of this movie with an almost endless refrain of bonus extras such as: commentaries by the film’s director and friends, a gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, never-before-seen footage and alternate lines not used in movie. Featurettes include: Line-o-Rama, Interviews with Ricky, Cal, and Carley, Bonus Race Footage, Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega, Daytona 500 Spot, Nascar Chase for the Nextel Cup Spot, Interviews with Jean Girard and Gregory, Walker & Texas Ranger: Montage and Outtakes, More Deleted Scenes, Ricky and Cal’s Commericals, and Ricky and Cal’s Public Service Announcement. For fans of the sport, there is also a DVD-ROM link to NASCAR.com. Audio tracks are provided in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and French) with subtitles in English and French.

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