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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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Cast

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Carol O'Hara
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Coach Kimball
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Kevin O'Grady
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Tommy O'Hara
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Ted Hennison
Deion Sanders ...
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Derrick Lake
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Tony Sheppard
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Terry Kirby
Joe Mingle ...
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Storyline

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!

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

19 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csont nélkül  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$9,255,027 (USA)
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Goofs

During the first half of final game, a floor shot of the action shows the score being Vistor 90, Celtics 91 from a scoreboard located in the corner. A few scenes later and it's halftime, and the scene shows the main scoreboard above the floor showing Vistor 38, Celtics 52. See more »

Quotes

Suzy: [handing Jimmy a hotdog] ...I toasted it just the way you like.
Jimmy Flaherty: How'd you do that? There's no toaster around here.
Suzy: I used my curling iron.
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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 »

Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Play That Funky Music
Written by Rob Parissi
Performed by Wild Cherry
Courtesy of Epic Records
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a "half"way good movie
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

P.E. teacher Mike O'Hara (Daniel Stern) and plumber Jimmy Flaherty (Dan Aykroyd) are friends and obsessive fans of the Boston Celtics; to them, the Celtics are life, to the point where Mike's marriage is crumbling because his wife can't handle his mood swings after the Celtic's games. The Celtics and the Utah Jazz tied at three games each in the NBA finals, Mike and Jimmy spot Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans) in a bar. The Jazz's star, Lewis' talent on the court is exceeded only by his arrogance. Mike and Jimmy start buying Lewis more drinks, posing as Jazz fans; they wake up hung over to discover that they kidnapped Lewis while drunk, and he's tied to a chair in Jimmy's living room. Neither of them planned this and at first they think they ought to let him go. But if Lewis can't play the final game, the Celtics chances are improved. Celtic Pride started out as a good idea, but the movie got worse after they kidnapped the player. I was disappointed with Celtic Pride, view at your own risk.


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