The Resurrection of Jake the SnakeHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Jake “the Snake” Roberts was among the most famous professional wrestlers in the world. Millions of fans were compelled by his intense and believable persona, and fans were always transfixed by the gigantic snakes he threw atop his opponents within the “squared circle”. His wit and skill on the microphone captured the attention of audiences around the world. His talent in the professional wrestling industry was undeniable. 30 years later, Roberts has lost nearly everything to his inner demons. His struggle with drugs and alcohol was highly publicized in tabloids and films. The millions of dollars he earned wrestling are gone. After two failed marriages, his 8 kids hardly know him. Barely able to afford rent of his small home, Jake waited for a lonely death. Along with everyone else, he had given up on his life. Unexpectedly, Jake gets a visit from an old friend, “Diamond” Dallas Page. 20 years earlier, Dallas Page was a nobody in wrestling when Roberts took him under his wing and taught him the “art” of professional wrestling. At the age of 35, everyone told page he was too old, yet Roberts helped him become one of the biggest names in the business. Jake believed in him when very few did. Owing much of his successful career to Robert’s teachings, Page returns to Jake’s life in an effort to repay him. “The Resurrection of Jake “The Snake” Roberts” follows the true account of what transpires next, as the two wrestlers who share a one-of-kind bond, struggle against Robert’s past demons and attempt to create a reason to live again. A story that transcends the fictional world of Professional Wrestling to reveal Roberts’ truly inspiring journey to love and respect himself.
I was not a wrestling fan so I honestly didn’t expect to like this movie as much as I did. It was truly a moving story. There were times that I cried and other times I laughed. The struggle through addiction and personal demons was very inspirational. Even if you don’t know anything about professional wrestling (like me), you’ll love this movie. It’s definitely worth seeing!
I've had the pleasure of seeing this film twice. It's a wonderful, yet sometimes dark, story about overcoming one's demons & how the power of friendship & surrounding yourself with a strong support system can change your life. I can't wait to see it again!
Not What I Expected
I didn’t know what to expect from this movie. I am not a wrestling fan and I was force to go to a screening with one of my buddies who is a wrestling fan. I was really moved by this film. I didn’t realize how emotional it was going to be. You definitely don’t have to be a wrestling fan to get something out of this! I can’t wait to purchase this!!