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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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Coach Kimball
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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

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After badly spraining his right ankle in the one-on-one game with Lewis, Mike goes to see his wife and can barely walk up the stairs. In a subsequent shot while they are all at the dinner table, a long shot shows Mike vividly bouncing his right leg on the ball of his foot showing no signs of the injury, impossible to do without immense pain. 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 »

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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Whoomp! (There It Is)
Written by Stephen Gibson (as Stephan Gibson), Cecil Glenn, M. Bonsante, S. Pulga and L. Ninzatte
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Boston Brilliance
7 April 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I go for the Milwalkie Bucks myself but I used to go for the Celtics... Welcome to my review on a very underrated movie. Celtic Pride was released in the fun year of 1996. It stars Daniel Stern, Dan Akroyd and Damon Wayons. Now, Daniel Stern is an extraordinarily funny actor and a great one in retrospective. Dan Akroyd is also an awesome actor who actually signed my DVD of this film when he was on a world tour. The film is very funny and the comedic acting is legendary. I think anyone who's seen this film probably disagrees with the 5.1. I rate this film a 7.2 for its memorable style and character which is hard to find in movies these days. I definitely recommend having this film in your collection as you can watch it over and over again. Click if this review was useful to you if you go for the Milwalkie Bucks. If not that, I go for the Green bay Packers in the N.F.L, San Jose Sharks in the N.H.L and mildly follow the A.F.L, my team there are the Fremantle Dockers... And so, be sure to check out my upcoming reviews for anticipated films like The Amazing Spiderman 2, Godzilla, X Men IV, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit part 3 and more!


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