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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

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

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 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

Patton's Mama: My baby is not gonnna go to St. Louis. Howdy, Bill!
"Wild Bill" Hastings: Why, howdy, ma'am.
Patton's Mama: (while hitting "Wild Bill") Game over! How dare you try to take my son away!
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Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (as Zachery Foley),
Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson (as Deran Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
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Very good and very positive comedy
21 June 2014 | by (United States) – 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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