It’s Hulk Hogan’s birthday today and I think it’s long overdue that the most infamous scene from his 1989 film, No Holds Barred, get posted at The Back Row. Before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson pulled it off, the Hulkster tried to become the first pro wrestler to make the successful transition to full-fledged movie star, but after the likes of No Holds Barred, Suburban Commando and Mr. Nanny, I think it was safe to declare that experiment a failure. Being a 10-year old Hulkamaniac, I actually went to see No Holds Barred in a theater during its original release and while I loved it at the time, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that it doesn’t hold up well. However, if the damn thing ever gets released on DVD someday, you know I’ll buy it in a heartbest! Anyway, the strangest sequence in the film is when a crooked chauffeur drives Hogan into a warehouse full of bad guys. After unleashing the power of Hulkamania upon them, Hogan finally has the chaffeur all to himself and the guy is so terrified that he literally winds up shitting his pants, leading to this classic exchange:
Hogan: What’s that smell?!
Believe it or not, Geoff McKnight, the actor who plays the chauffeur, is actually credited as “Dookie” in the end titles, which may be the only time a movie character has ever been credited by his bodily function!