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Celtic Pride (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 19 April 1996 (USA)
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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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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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

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 »

Quotes

Jimmy Flaherty: You're still dwellin' on that Buckner thing?
Mike O'Hara: Yeah, Chris McCarthy.
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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 »

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Version of Fußball ist unser Leben (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

C'mon 'N Ride It (The Train)
Written by C.C. Lemonhead, Jay Ski McGowan, and Barry White
Performed by Quad City DJ's
Courtesy of Big Beat Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
Contains a sample of Theme From "Together Brothers"
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Licensing
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Entertaining effort, non-sports fans be cautious.

Two die-hard Boston Celtic fans go out of their way to mess up the star player before game 7 of the Finals, and then accidently kidnap him. Not deep, but it doesn't have to be.

A movie that a good sports fan would find as humorous, but a movie fan would only find forgetable. Akroyd, Stern, and Wayans all turn in entertaining performances, but the true star of the movie is....

Christopher McDonald. He made me laugh my head off with the "Uhhhhhhh I hate my life" line. Akroyd doing the "Shakacon" thing was hillarious, as was his dream.

Overall, it was enjoyable, but proceed with caution.

***+(3.5)/*****(5).


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