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Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  27 September 1991 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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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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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armadillo Bears - Ein total chaotischer Haufen  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,255,594 (USA)
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Trivia

Texas State ties the Kansas Jayhawks, Scott Bakula attended the University of Kansas 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 »

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Chuck Neiderman: A 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown could give the Colts a false sense of confidence going into the second minute of play.
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This film is funny!
19 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Freshman college football with a 34 yr old playing? (Scott Bakula) A HUGE science teacher playing? (The ever-funny Sinbad)A rich kid who gains confidence from the 34 yr old? (Jason Bateman) The best lookin' Greek-Aussie I ever saw & probably the smallest in football? (Louis Mandylor) I bought this DVD thinking it would be another Major League. Well, it was a little drier but still funny. When the GIANT guys come out on the field from prison, (The Refrigerator, Too-Tall, etc.) you wonder how & why but it's only to 'toughen up' the team. The roughness is necessary! See this for a laugh, especially during football season. And ladies, there is always something for US in these sports films! It's your choice!!


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