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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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Necessary Roughness  »

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$26,255,594 (USA)
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Trivia

In the movie, the fictional Texas State University plays a football game against Southwest Texas State University, a real university located in San Marcos, TX. In 2003, Southwest Texas State University changed its name to Texas State University at San Marcos. See more »

Goofs

At try-outs, the name on Krimm's helmet is completely unreadable before he hits the sled. After the hit, Krimm's name is in perfect block letters. See more »

Quotes

[During an indoor practice, Popki's pass bounces off the rim of the basketball hoop]
Coach Rig: How about that, he stinks at two sports.
Coach Gennero: I can work with him, just butt out of my offense.
Coach Rig: If you can build an offense around a guy who throws like Edward Scissorhands, we're gonna be playing a hell of a lot of defense.
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One of the funniest movies I've seen
13 November 1998 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely hilarious movie that I would recommend to

anyone. True, it has the same basic plot as every other sports movie that has come out in the last 20 years (group of ragtags come together to form a team to defeat a bigger, more evil team, etc.), but there such high energy in all the performances, and the dialogue is so brimming with hilarity that it doesn't matter. How many "comedies" have come out recently that contain only a few jokes, each of them surrounded by tons of boring and meaningless plot development that don't add up to anything. For anyone tired of this, I highly urge you to take a look at this highly underrated film filled with dialogue that is refreshingly funny all the way through. Movies like this are what great comedy is all about.


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