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 <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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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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1.85 : 1
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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 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 »


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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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »


Written by Henry Straughter, Malieek Straughter, Aaron Harris, Walter Becker,
Donald Fagen and Paul Griffin
Produced by Aaron Elijah for Teaspoon Productions
Additional Production by Brian "G" and Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones
Performed by 40 Thevz
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Contains elements of "THE FEZ"
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Funny but not so deep
30 September 1999 | by (lebanon) – See all my reviews

I think that you should watch movies like EDDIE only when you don't want to work you brains on. I'm not saying that it's not a funny movie but if you look deep inside you find that it does not contain the real life of the N.B.A. 5/10 is what this movie deserves

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