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Little Giants (1994)

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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

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Tad Simpson
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Murphy
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Timmy Moore
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In Urbania, Ohio, snobby ex-football star Kevin O'Shea conducts try-outs for the town's Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys, which will compete for a chance at the state Peewee football playoffs. Kevin slights his younger brother Danny O'Shea by rejecting Danny's daughter Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, who is a good player. Kevin rejected her simply because she's a girl. Becky and some of her friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Danny. After Kevin tries to put a stop to that plan, Danny gets Kevin to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, because each town is allowed only one team. Danny and Becky scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Becky discovers Junior Floyd expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket, as though he's passing a football. With Becky and Junior on ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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The Comic Telling of a Gridiron Miracle! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for kids' rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

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A Perfect Season  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,288,821 (USA)
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The jersey numbers Becky (#56) and Junior (#11) wear are those of former Giants greats Lawrence Taylor and Phil Simms respectively while Briggs (#8), Patterson (#22) and Murphy (#48) are those of former Cowboys greats Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Daryl "Moose" Johnston respectively. See more »

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When Bruce Smith asks the kids to show their intimidating game faces, he growls and flexes his arms in a crab pose (arms down). The immediate next shot shows him from behind, now suddenly flexed in a double bicep pose (arms up) as the kids run away. See more »

Quotes

[receiving their uniforms]
Tad: Death shrouds
[flips one around]
Danny O'Shea: They've got your names on the back.
Jake Berman: So the guys at the morgue can identify the bodies.
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Connections

Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

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YOU'VE GOT TO BE A FOOTBALL HERO
Written by Al Sherman, Buddy Fields (as Arthur (Buddy) Fields) and Al Lewis
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great movie for girls
1 November 2002 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie the first time I saw it in 3rd grade and I still love it. I'm not a big fan of sports based movies, but this movie I adore. Despite being a movie about football, it's a great movie for girls. Icebox kicks butt on the field but still has to deal with crushes. Not to mention it's great how she's discriminated against at first for being a girl, but then comes out on top as the best player in the entire movie, beating every guy who didn't think she could to it. The O'Shea brothers get some good banter going, but mostly it's about Icebox. It's a great movie. I love it to death.


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