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Eddie (1996)

 -  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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Carl Zimmer
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Claudine
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Joe Nader
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Beth Hastings (as Troy Beyer)
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Nate Wilson
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Terry Hastings
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Stacy Patton
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Darren 'Preacher' Taylor
Dwayne Schintzius ...
Ivan Radovadovitch
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Joe Sparks
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Jamal Duncan
Marv Albert ...
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Storyline

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 <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Also Known As:

Eddie - Un'Allenatrice Fuori Di Testa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

When Nate enters the game to replace Stacey Patton, he removes his jacket, throws it on the bench, and starts to remove his pants. When he gets to the huddle his pants are off and his jacket is back on. He takes the jacket off again. See more »

Quotes

Coach John Bailey: [during the pre-game pep talk] Let's remember we got a game to win! Where's Taylor?
Carl Zimmer: He's praying.
Coach John Bailey: Well, tell him to pray over here!
Carl Zimmer: Darren!
[Taylor joins the huddle]
Coach John Bailey: Come on, guys, let's go! Hastings! Hastings! Wake up! If you're open, take the jumper, if not, look down low for Ivan!
Ivan Radovadovitch: I-van.
Coach John Bailey: Whatever.
Ivan Radovadovitch: Ivan make basket.
Stacy Patton: Whoa, whoa, whoa, if Stacey Patton don't shoot, Stacey Patton don't play.
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References Knute Rockne All American (1940) See more »

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ROCK 'N ROLL PART II
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Ltd.
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Underrated Whoopi Comedy
5 January 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Eddie isn't the best movie ever made, but it's perfect for watching on a lazy afternoon. It's one of those unpretentious Whoopi Goldberg comedies that bring a smile to your face. Whoopi plays Eddie, a loud-mouthed New York Knicks fan who through dumb luck becomes head coach. Expect lots of cameos from real NBA players and wooden acting from those same players (There are many howlers by "Preacher" a.k.a. B-baller Mark Jackson). Overall, a pleasant diversion not meant for film snobs. 7/10


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