'Talladega Nights' actor facing reckless driving charges

'Talladega Nights' actor facing reckless driving charges

TRUSSVILLE, Ala., June 6 (UPI) --"Talladega Nights" actor Luke Bigham is facing reckless driving charges after he was allegedly involved in a five-vehicle crash in Alabama.
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Will Ferrell heading to B'way in Bush play

Will Ferrell heading to B'way in Bush play

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell has signed on to make his Broadway debut in the one-man comedy, "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush."
Hilton video seen 6.2M times on 'Die' site

Hilton video seen 6.2M times on 'Die' site

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A comedic video starring U.S. actress and heiress Paris Hilton has been viewed 6.2 million times in two days on Funnyordie.com, the Web site said.

Depp, 'Pirates' cop MTV golden popcorns

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" made off with popcorn prizes in the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

More honors for 'Miss Sunshine'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine," which won the Producer's Guild of America award for best picture of 2006, has been nominated for a top GLAAD award in Los Angeles.

Will Farrell welcomes new son

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Will Ferrell and his wife Viveva Paulin have welcomed their second child together at a hospital in Los Angeles.

Cohen joins cast of 'Sweeney Todd'

BUCKINGHAM, England, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Sacha Baron Cohen of "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is slated to join Johnny Depp in the upcoming Tim Burton film "Sweeney Todd." Moviehole.net reported that Cohen will play an Italian tonic salesman and barber. Although Cohen's chara

'Covenant' No. 1 over a limp weekend

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- "The Covenant" took top U.S. box office honors over a ho-hum film weekend, raking in $9 million in estimated gross receipts.

'Invincible' scores No. 1 box office spot

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "Invincible" proved pretty tough at the U.S. box office, claiming the No. 1 weekend spot with a little more than $17 million in gross receipts.

'Talledega' runs over 'Snakes'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Sony" took its third weekend in the No. 1 spot with $14.1 million in estimated U.S. box office receipts. "Snakes on a Plane" slithered its way to second with $13.85 million in its first weekend.

'Talledaga' rules for second weekend

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" continued to cruise at the top of the U.S. box office with $23 million in gross receipts in its second weekend.

Gary Cole prepped for 'Talladega Nights'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Cole was well prepared for playing a bad dad in the new U.S. film comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

'Ricky Bobby' takes checkered flag

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" roared its way to No. 1 at the box office over the weekend with $47 million in gross U.S. box office receipts.

Jay Leno fills in for Roger Ebert

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The syndicated movie-review show "Ebert & Roeper" temporarily relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago so Jay Leno could be a guest critic this weekend.

'Nights' sets product placement records

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Hollywood film "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is set to offer three companies an apparent record-breaking amount of product placement.
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Ricky Bobby
American actor Will Ferrell attends the premiere of "Talladega nights; The ballad of Ricky Bobby" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on September 12, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American comedy film, directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell. The film also features John C. Reilly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Amy Adams, Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Various Saturday Night Live alumni also make appearances.

Racetrack scenes at Texas Motor Speedway were shot at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, using a Porsche Cayenne outfitted with camera mounts on all four corners of the car.

Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) was born to "go fast". He was born in the back seat of his father's car and raised solely by his mother, Lucy Bobby (Jane Lynch), while his alcoholic father, Reese Bobby (Gary Cole), is absent. At age ten, Reese shows up during Career Day at Ricky's school, but after giving a vulgar speech, he is thrown out of the school. Before leaving, Reese tells Ricky "If you ain't first, you're last," a quote that Ricky commits to memory. Many years later, while working on a pit crew as the jackman for a race team, he replaces an uninterested driver and ends up finishing in third place, despite starting mid-race in last place. Ricky quickly soars to the top of NASCAR, achieving fame and fortune at Dennit Racing and meeting his future wife, Carley (Leslie Bibb). He arranges to get his best friend, Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), as the second driver of the team.

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