Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Year:
Duration:
108 min | 122 min (unrated version) | Argentina:121 min
Genres:
Action | Comedy | Sport
IMDB rate:
6.5
Director:
Adam McKay
Awards:
6 wins & 4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2006-08-04
Filming Locations: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Speedway Parkway, Concord, North Carolina, USA
Earnings
Budget: $73,000,000
Opening Weekend: $47,042,215 (USA) (6 August 2006)
Gross: $148,213,377 (USA) (15 October 2006)
Cast
Actor
Character
Leslie Bibb
Leslie Bibb
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Amy Adams
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Will Ferrell
Ricky Bobby
John C. Reilly
Cal Naughton Jr.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Jean Girard
Gary Cole
Reese Bobby
Michael Clarke Duncan
Lucius Washington
Jane Lynch
Lucy Bobby
Andy Richter
Gregory
Molly Shannon
Mrs. Dennit
Greg Germann
Larry Dennit Jr.
David Koechner
Hershell
Jack McBrayer
Glenn
Ian Roberts
Kyle
Pat Hingle
Mr. Dennit Sr.
Jake Johnson
5-Year-Old Ricky
Jason Davis
Waffle House Manager
Lorrie Bess Crumley
School Teacher
Luke Bigham
10-Year-Old Ricky
Austin Crim
10-Year-Old Cal
Adam McKay
Terry Cheveaux
John D. King
ESPN Reporter
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dick Berggren
Dick Berggren
Houston Tumlin
Walker Bobby
Grayson Russell
Texas Ranger Bobby
Ted Manson
Chip
Danny Vinson
Texas Ticket Seller
Sylvia G. Lyerly
Texas Ticket Seller
Mike Joy
Mike Joy
Larry McReynolds
Larry McReynolds
Darrell Waltrip
Darrell Waltrip
Jamie McMurray
Jamie McMurray
Dan Cox
Bartender
Bob Jenkins
Bob Jenkins
Rob Riggle
Jack Telmont
William Boyer
Rescue Worker
Ruffin Copeland
Doctor
Rick Benjamin
Reporter
Matt Day
Pizza Delivery Boy
Alex Whittington
Pizza Delivery Boy
Pete Burris
Police Officer
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Frank
Conrad Ricamora
DMV Officer
Angie Fox
Waitress
Jim Wise
Jim Bohampton
Rebecca Koon
Car Wash Customer
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello
Mos Def
Mos Def
Bill Weber
Bill Weber
Benny Parsons
Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach
Wally Dallenbach
Jack Blessing
Jarvis
John Baker
Ted Beaman
Robert R. Lee
Talladega Ticket Seller
Matthew Coulter
PA Announcer (as Matt Coulter)
JoAnn Bernat
Housewife (uncredited)
Mellie Boozer
Redneck Fan on Trailer (uncredited)
Joshua Church
Fainting Guy (uncredited)
Cricket Ellis
Race Fan (uncredited)
Shaun Gilmer
Photographer (uncredited)
Chad Hundley
Race Fan (uncredited)
Robert P. Johnson II
Camera Man (uncredited)
Cal Johnson
EMT Safety Crew (uncredited)
Mark Keeton
Victory Lane Photographer /
Eric Lanier
Pit Crew
Ed Lauter
John Hanafin (uncredited)
John W. Love Jr.
Passenger on Bus (uncredited)
Cody Lowe
Race Fan (uncredited)
David Lowe
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Josh Manning
Bacco (uncredited)
Michael Montero
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Peter Musooli
Larry Bird
George Peroulas
Nascar Team Owner (uncredited)
Ryan Prestridge
Attractive Waiter (uncredited)
Ernest Rogers Sr.
Print Journalist / Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jerry Schuller
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Chris Whetstone
Nascar Official
Jennifer Williams
Race Fan (uncredited)
Wade Woods
Kodak Pit Crew (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The scene after Ricky and Jean's wreck on the final lap at Talladega where they ran on foot to finish the race was filmed prior to driver intros for the 2005 Food World 300 ARCA RE/MAX Series race. The cameras were set at specific angles so they wouldn't capture the ARCA cars lined up on pit road.
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Wonder Bread, Old Spice, and Perrier were not charged for their product placement in the movie. Old Spice and Wonder Bread promoted the movie through back-end deals while Perrier was not required to take any action despite its presence in the movie. In addition, Ferrell showed up to many public appearances in his Wonder Bread uniform at no additional charge to the company.
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Ricky Bobby's driver's license is shown to have been issued on July 16, which is Will Ferrell's birthday. The license also states that Ricky was born on July 16, 1971.
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Goofs
After Reese Bobby was thrown out of Applebee's, you can see that he is wearing knee pads while talking to Ricky in the street.
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In one of the races, Ricky Bobby has a "Fig Newton" sticker on his windshield, taking up practically the entire windshield. During his crash sequence, there is no sticker on his windshield.
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When Bobby tries to win the race while driving in reverse there should have been flaps on the roof. Every NASCAR car has flaps that open up on the roof to prevent them from flying into the air when in a crash. They only open when the car is moving in reverse with sufficient wind speed.
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Quotes
Walker: [the boys are running around when they should be in Sunday school] ANARCHY! ANARCHY!
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Jamie McMurray: See You! Wouldn't wanna be You!
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Ricky Bobby: [television commercial] Hey. I'm Ricky Bobby. When you're workin' on your mysterious lady parts and stuff, you should have the right tools too. That's why you should use... MayPax. The official tampon of NASCAR.
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Faq
Q
Is the quote in the beginning really from Eleanor Roosevelt?
A
No. The quote was deliberately misattributed.
Q
What are differences Major and Minor From the UnRated DVD and the Rated (PG13) DVD?
A
In the UnRated DVD version of the film the scene where young Ricky steals his mother's station wagon (as seen in the theatrical version) is missing.The "Unrated and Uncut!" DVD version of the film is missing the scene where Ricky recruits his former pit crew from a car wash.In the theatre version of the film, when Ricky goes to Jean's house, he is introduced to Elvis Costello and Mos Def (as Jean's brother-in-law), but in other versions, Ricky is not introduced and when he asks if it is really them, Jean simply says, "No".In the meantime a detailed comparison between the theatrical version and the unrated version with pictures has been created and you can find it here.
Q
A NOTE REGARDING SPOILERS
A
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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Photos from cast
Leslie Bibb