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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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Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
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Lucy Draper
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Charlie Banks
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross:

$26,255,594 (USA)
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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 the conclusion of the game with Kansas, Number 93 of the Jayhawks runs into Lucy well after the field goal attempt. This would draw a roughing the kicker foul. Since this is on the last play of the game, and since on both the college and pros, no game can end on a defensive penalty, the offensive team have been given an extra down.The rule states that the down would occur even if there is no time left on the clock. The play would have resulted in a 15 yard penalty. The ball is on the 17 yard line. The penalty will be half the distance and placed at the 8 1/2 yard line. Also keep in mind when the Texas State kicker kicked the defensive player in the nuts, that could have been unsportsmanlike conduct penalty/15 yards and possible ejection. See more »

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Flat-top: If I wanted a big brother I wouldn't have killed mine.
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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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