Convention Hall, Asbury Park - "The Wrestler"
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover
N 40° 13.076 W 074° 00.041
18T E 585030 N 4452424
Quick Description: "The Wrestler" with Mickey Rourke, is not just a comeback movie in story. Filmed on location in Asbury Park, the Convention Hall is once again Rourke's stage for a fight.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2009 4:00:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM5J6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 18

Long Description:
Once again, the Convention Hall is Asbury Park sets the stage for Mickey Rourke. First, it was in 1988 with Homeboy...where he boxed in the ring in the Convention Center. This just makes a perfect trifecta of comebacks.

1) The movie's storyline itself is a comeback movie...about a down and out, over-the-hill wrestler that gets another shot.

2) The movie is a comeback for Mickey Rourke, who went down a bad road for a while...gets another shot and gets the Gold(en Globe)

3) The movie is a comeback for the town of Asbury Park...finally being restored to it's "Glory Days"

Many of the film's scenes were taken on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, between the Convention Hall and the Casino. The wrestling scenes were shot inside the Hall, where wrestling matches have been showcased for decades. I remember when I was younger (over 25 years ago now) my father brought me to the wrestling match here. This movie brings back memories.
Movie or TV Show: The Wrestler

Year Released or First Aired: 2,008.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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