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Backfield in Motion (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  13 November 1991 (USA)
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"Mothers vs. sons" football game.

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Cast

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Nancy Seavers (as Roseanne Arnold)
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Howard Peterman
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Laurie
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Ann Bedowski
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Sheila
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Tim Seavers
Kevin Scannell ...
Joe Dooley Sr.
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Betsy Dooley
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Jimmy Cox
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Sally
Jayne Modean ...
Faith
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Andy
Robert Noble ...
Harry
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Joe Jr.
Scott Ferguson ...
Boz
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Roseanne plays a widowed real-estate agent who lives with her teenage son Johnny Galecki. Mother and son have moved to an upstate California town where high school football reigns supreme. When Galecki joins the junior-varsity team, Roseanne, organizes a "mothers vs. sons" football game. Written by Beam Me Up

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13 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Roseanne Barr sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" off-key at a 1990 nationally-televised baseball game. When her character Nancy Seavers was asked in "Backfield in Motion" if she would like to sing the National Anthem, she said, "Me sing the National Anthem. No way!" See more »

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Woman: You are dead fish!
Boy: Meat, mom.
Woman: Meat, fish, I don't care what it is!
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A unusually wonderful movie.
12 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that this movie hasn't been commented on before now. As far as I am concerned this is a must see movie. There are several things that set this movie apart from many other made for TV movies. First of all the choice of leads Tom & Roseann. You usually think of the two of them as comedians, but they both give beautiful heartwarming performances that you wouldn't normally expect form either of them. They have both gone on to other things in their careers, but this movie stands out as perhaps their finest performances.

Second is the characters in this story. Not only are they believable, but you actually can care about each and every one of them. The story itself is nicely constructed, and it leaves you really wanting that happy resolution you hope is coming. If this movie ever comes on TV in your area, the hour and a half you spend watching it will not have been wasted.


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