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Celtic Pride (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  19 April 1996 (USA)
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Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.



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The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after the end of the season. Mike and Jimmy, two die-hard sports fans who will risk anything for the Celtics to win, are really getting into the games. The Celtics would be a sure win if it weren't for Lewis Scott, the cocky, loud-mouth star of the Jazz. After Scott himself punishes the Celtics in a bad loss, Mike and Jimmy decide to take things into their own hands by kidnapping Scott and holding him until after the crucial game takes place. Written by Anonymous

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If you can't beat 'em... steal him!


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and an abundance of crude humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csont nélkül  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$218,000 (USA) (19 July 1996)


$9,255,027 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Damon Wayans was told to drop at least 10kg (22lbs) because the core audience of welsh, scottish and irish were having a hard time in pre-screens in Europe believing he was actually 6'4". When he showed up for first day of principle shooting he had lost almost 20kilos. See more »


When Mike tells Chris McCarhthey that the Celtics were up by 18 at the half, in fact, they were only up by 15. See more »


Mike O'Hara: [after hearing Marv Albert mention talking about him and Jimmy on the radio] ...Jimmy! Marv Albert's talking about us on the radio... Ohhh I could die now!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the Boston Garden is demolished. (This is a special effect; at the time the movie was released, the real Garden was still standing.) See more »


Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 April 1996 (1996) See more »


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funny,light,entertaining comedy
12 May 2003 | by (hollywood, california) – See all my reviews

dan aykroyd great as crazed,fanatical celtic fan, teams up with his celtic fan partner daniel stern(of home alone fame). both are crazy,funny, and natural. damon wayans adds to the cast as utah jazz basketball player. street smart comedic wayans(from brooklyn) is just right for the part. deion sanders is great as is very entertaining and was underrated. better than the critics said.

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