Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Ricky Bobby is a go-for-broke race car driver who, in races, either finishes first or doesn't finish at all. Unhappy with these results, Bobby's team owner brings over Jean Girard, a French Formula One driver, who quickly becomes Bobby's biggest rival.

Cast

  • Will Ferrell
  • John C. Reilly
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Gary Cole
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Leslie Bibb
  • Jane Lynch
  • Amy Adams
  • Andy Richter
  • Molly Shannon

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • When Ricky (Will Ferrell) meets Reese Bobby (Gary Cole) for the first time as an adult, Reese is drinking Laughing Clown Malt Liquor. This brand was the sponsor of Ricky's car when he first became a driver.
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Goofs

  • At the end, the "ME" car when revealed, is powered by a grungy, orange small-block Chevy V8 with a distributor at the rear of the motor. After "borrowing" parts to be competitive, it becomes a small-block Ford V8 with the distributor in front.
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Quotes

    • Ricky Bobby: I'm going fast again!
    • Cal Naughton, Jr.: How fast is he going?
    • Lucius Washington: 26 miles per hour.
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Metacritic

70

From its pitch-perfect title through just about every detail, this sendup of sports-triumph movies maintains the right parodic pitch, if not always the highest mph on the laugh speedometer.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter
75

Reilly can play nuts, too, and in a lower gear that reins Ferrell in. They're a great team.

Metacritic review by Jack Mathews
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News