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Necessary Roughness (1991)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  27 September 1991 (USA)
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Paul Blake
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Coach Ed Gennero
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Coach Wally Rig
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Dr. Suzanne Carter
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Dean Phillip Elias
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Carver Purcell
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Chuck Neiderman
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Jarvis Edison
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Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
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Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
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Lucy Draper
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Charlie Banks
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Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a 34 year old quarterback, a female placekicker and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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They just might be the biggest bunch of losers that ever became winners. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Armadillo Bears - Ein total chaotischer Haufen  »

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$26,255,594 (USA)
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Trivia

The predicament of the fictional Texas State football team is based on the scandal surrounding another Texas college, Southern Methodist University. SMU had been placed on probation three times in the 1980s for repeated recruitment violations, such as giving monetary enticements to players and their families. In 1987, SMU was punished under the Repeat Violator Rule, better known as the "death penalty." All football was canceled and scholarships were revoked for 1987, and only away games were allowed in 1988, although the school canceled the 1988 season anyway. The team was refielded in 1989 with an all-tryout squad. The Mustangs did not have a winning season until 2009. See more »

Goofs

In the final game, when Andre Krimm knocks the football loose, #61 falls on the fumble. In the next shot, #50 is on top of the ball. See more »

Quotes

Coach Gennero: Dean Elias is looking for any reason to bury us.
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References The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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Short n Sweet
19 January 2000 | by (Gloucestershire) – See all my reviews

Very funny film, and even though it was the same tired old formula of misfits winning against the best team it was still entertaining to watch. Scott Bakula, and Sinbad made it for me and I can't believe I've only just watched it. If you like Quantum Leap then I guess you'd like this .


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