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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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Coach John Bailey
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Carl Zimmer
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Claudine
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Joe Nader
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Stacy Patton
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Jamal Duncan
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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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31 May 1996 (USA)  »

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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 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

ESPN Radio Announcer: ESPN.
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: Yeah, put me on with this clown.
ESPN Radio Announcer: (to Chris Berman) We've got a hot one on Line 4 - Eddie from Manhattan.
Himself: Eddie from Manhattan, you're on live with "Wild Bill" Burgess.
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: Billy, you really want a mascot, baby? You need to put a saddle on Bailey and ride his behind around Central Park all night. That's what you need.
"Wild Bill" Burgess: Ha ha. Well, you know, if that would sell tickets, I might consider it, hon.
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: Ha ha. Yeah, right, and don't call me "hon". (Eddie then realizes that "Wild Bill" is in her ...
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References Knute Rockne All American (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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