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Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 31 May 1996 (USA)
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Eddie - En värsting till coach  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$178,363, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$31,356,117, 22 September 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,700,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Richard Jenkins, who plays assistant coach Carl Zimmer, and Frank Langella, who plays Wild Bill Burgess, were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2008. See more »

Goofs

When the Knicks are winning, Eddie comes out in her new Armani suit about three games earlier than its debut. See more »

Quotes

Trautwig, Al: To me, it looks like two of New York's most respected retailers love Eddie.
Rahman, Mujibur: Eddie is the best thing to happen to New York...
Islam, Sirajul: Since David Letterman.
Mujibur and Sirajul: She's very nice.
Trautwig, Al: How much is the T-shirt?
Trautwig, Al: 18 bucks.
Rahman, Mujibur: (gives the Bengali word for "ripoff")
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Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
(from musical "On the Town")
Composed by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
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Very good and very positive comedy
21 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is arguably one of Whoppi's best movies. It's also a well done movie overall. It's an unassuming comedy that focuses more on positive characters and the better aspects of humanity than on controversy and good versus evil. It's a movie that you can watch with the entire family, especially children.

Whoppi's character is a woman obsessed with the New York Knicks and through a convergence of an unusual and unlikely set of circumstances, becomes the coach of the team. Her admirable ability to see good in everyone and a lack of guile makes her a leader who steers the people around her towards victory in their lives as well as on the court.

There is some genuine pathos in the movie as well as some loads of human to human interactions that are heartwarming and, yes, again, positive that will leave you satisfied and feeling pretty good. It'll turn that frown upside down.


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