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Eddie (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  31 May 1996 (USA)
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Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coach John Bailey
Carl Zimmer
Joe Nader
Beth Hastings (as Troy Beyer)
Nate Wilson
Terry Hastings
Malik Sealy ...
Stacy Patton
Mark Jackson ...
Darren 'Preacher' Taylor
Dwayne Schintzius ...
Ivan Radovadovitch
Greg Ostertag ...
Joe Sparks
Vernel Singleton ...
Jamal Duncan
Marv Albert ...


Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so "Wild Bill" fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima donnas that make up the team and turns them around. But the owner hopes to move the team, now the darling of the New York fans, to St. Louis. He may OWN the team, but it BELONGS to the city and the fans! Written by Bruce Cameron <>

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The Newest Coach In The NBA Has Got The Knicks Right Where She Wants Them.


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eddie - Un'Allenatrice Fuori Di Testa  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$178,363 (USA) (19 July 1996)


$31,356,117 (USA) (20 September 1996)

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Did You Know?


The New York Knicks home games were filmed at the Charlotte Coliseum, home of the Charlotte Hornets (now the Charlotte Bobcats). For the final game, Hornets fans were told to cheer against the Hornets. See more »


When the announcer is reading off the list of seat numbers for the Honorary Coach selection, he says "Row R, seat 15" and Eddie and her friends start cheering that it is her seat. You can see the row letters on the side of the chairs beginning each row. Eddie is actually in row "S", seat 15 and the gentleman in front of her is in the actual row "R" seat 15. See more »


Himself: (to Eddie) What's the matter, Coach? Cat got your tongue?
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: (to Carl) Just think, I used to like him.
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »


Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (as Zachery Foley),
Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson (as Deran Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
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Good Ole Fashion Movie
7 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eddie: Just about a pro team overcoming obstacles that many teams face in a season. Basketball is my favorite sport. Rick Fox is my favorite actor. So this is definitely one of my favorite movies. There are so many good "life" points in the movie. Whoppi Goldberg is great in this movie and it is filled with a lot of stars without the movie being egotistical and whatnot. It is just a feel good movie with a lot of funny bits. And I watch it because of Goldberg, Fox and Malik Sealy who was so good in this movie and who was killed a while after it was released.

It will keep you laughing non-stop and the music is good as well. I hope this is helpful.

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