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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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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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For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come. See more »

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

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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,288,821
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There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »

Goofs

The clock ticks down from 5 seconds to 4 seconds long after Spike was tackled near the goal line and the whistle blew. There should have been 5 seconds left for the last play. See more »

Quotes

Junior Floyd: That's right Spike! The Icebox is going to defrost you!
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References MASH (1970) 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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love the Icebox
26 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

In Urbania, Ohio, former football star Kevin O'Shea (Ed O'Neill) is the arrogant coach of the Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys. He is constantly living in his former glory. His brother Danny O'Shea (Rick Moranis) has always lived in his shadows. Danny's tomboy daughter Becky 'Icebox' O'Shea (Shawna Waldron) is the best player of the lot but uncle Kevin won't pick a girl. Becky starts a team with the other rejects and her father as the coach. There can only be one team representing the town in the state championship and they decide to play one playoff game. The rejects recruit various misfits and then they find Junior Floyd (Devon Sawa) as the star quarterback. It turns out his mother is Danny's former crush Patty (Susanna Thompson).

This is a nice underdog kids sports movie. The Icebox is a great character. I love her tomboy attitude and her girlish fears. The underdogs are not that new but they are still very adorable. On the surface, this is a sports movie. Underneath it, it's a movie about family relationships. I love the O'Shea sibling rivalry. It's terrific that Kevin isn't simply an evil villain and Danny isn't a simple victim. Also there is the great father-daughter relationship. These are relationships of love and family.


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