Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | 2006

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Main Plot

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion ar...


  • Will Ferrell's character, Ricky Bobby, is a NASCAR driver who faces challenges and personal growth throughout the film.
  • John C. Reilly's character, Cal Naughton Jr., is Ricky Bobby's best friend and teammate, providing comedic support and rivalry.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen plays the role of Jean Girard, a French Formula One driver who becomes Ricky Bobby's rival.


In the end, Ricky Bobby returns to racing after a life-changing accident. He races against Jean Girard, a French Formula One driver, and they have a close battle. However, Ricky's best friend, Cal, sacrifices his own chance of winning to help Ricky. Ricky eventually wins the race, rekindles his relationship with his family, and realizes that winning isn't everything. He embraces the importance of love, friendship, and enjoying the journey rather than just focusing on the destination.

Adam McKay