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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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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

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

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31 May 1996 (USA)  »

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:

JPY 88,960,000 (Japan) (15 November 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 New Orleans Hornets). For the final game, Hornets fans were told to cheer against the Hornets. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

MSG Announcer: At forward, 6'9", Anthony "Pig" Miller!
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: Boo!
Claudine: Why do they call him "Pig"?
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: 'Cause he's not kosher.
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References Belle de Jour (1967) See more »

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STEP UP TO THE LINE
Written by Kimberly Blake, Doug DeAngelis, Sam Hollander and David Schommer (as Dave Schommer)
Produced by Doug DeAngelis & Sam E. Swing
Performed by Mighty Reel featuring Kimberly Blake
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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One of Whoopi's less-painful comedies from the 1990s...
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After winning free-throw contest at a New York Knicks basketball game, b-ball fanatic Whoopi Goldberg is pegged to be the last place team's new coach! She whips the boys into shape...but is she just being used as a publicity clown? Cookie-cutter movie (with a script cobbled together from work by seven different writers!) is saddled with a limp third act, very little substance overall, and one-dimensional supporting characters. However, director Steve Rash wisely allows Whoopi to be Whoopi, and her contagious good spirit rises above the mire and is enjoyable. The takeover sub-plot really sinks this comedy-fantasy in the end, but Goldberg is a trouper and offers several hearty laughs. ** from ****


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