Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

2006 film by Adam McKay
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell, written by both McKay and Ferrell. Other actors include John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Jane Lynch, and Amy Adams, and appearances by Saturday Night Live alumni. NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have cameos, as do broadcasting teams from NASCAR on Fox (Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip) and NASCAR on NBC (Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach Jr. and Benny Parsons).

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Judd Apatow
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Adam McKay
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  • August 4, 2006 (2006-08-04)
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108 minutes
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United States
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English
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$72.5 million
Box office
$163.4 million

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Ricky Bobby: Here's the deal I'm the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.
  • Producers pitched the movie idea to studios as: "Six words: Will Ferrell as a NASCAR driver."
  • Some of the big car crash stunts were done for real, using explosive jacks that were later erased using computer graphics. The pipe and plate footing for the gag are shown falling away from the car(s) in un-processed scenes.
  • The car driven by Reese Bobby is an homage to Curtis Turner's 1967 Daytona 500 car designed by Smokey Yunick. This car was a 7/8 scale model of a regular Chevelle that enable Turner to have an advantage on the field. The car was banned by NASCAR thus starting Smokey's tenuous relationship with NASCAR.
  • The character Ricky Bobby inspired a hip-hop song and national dance craze 'Do the Ricky-Bobby' started from a rapper named B-hamp from Texas. The dance has inspired tons of amateur videos showing their best Ricky Bobby dance including Cincinnati football player Ochocinco showcasing his best moves.
  • The car that Reese Bobby drives over the course of the entire film is a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu.

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