Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback preparing to lead his team to the Superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he was not ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. Another body must be found without his death being discovered, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. At the same time, he falls in love with an English environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions. Written by
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Did You Know?
The Oakland Raiders are mentioned as being close to Los Angeles. The Raiders would move from Oakland to L.A. in 1982, then return to Oakland in 1994, the same year the Rams moved to St. Louis, leaving L.A. without any NFL team. In 2016, however, the Rams returned to L.A. See more
During the football scrimmage segment none of the players are wearing knee, thigh or hip pads. In an actual live contact scrimmage most players would not take a chance on an injury by playing without all of their pads.
Teams sometimes carry out "walk-through" scrimmage practice without pads, to choreograph plays, but that's clearly not occurring in this scene. See more
We don't care how much it costs, just how much it makes. If it costs too much, we charge a penny more. Would you pay a penny to save a fish who thinks?
Referenced in High Chaparall: Gary Busey
Sonata No 3
By George Frideric Handel
(as G.F. Handel)
Performed by Paul Brodie
and Antonin Kubalek
Courtesy of Golden Crest Records See more