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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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Coach Bailey
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Assistant Coach Zimmer
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Claudine
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Joe Nader
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Beth Hastings (as Troy Beyer)
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Nate Wilson
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Terry Hastings
Malik Sealy ...
Stacy Patton
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Darren Taylor
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Ivan Radovadovitch
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Joe Sparks
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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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Release Date:

31 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eddie - En värsting till coach  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$178,363 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$31,356,117 (USA) (22 September 1996)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Johnson, the Knicks biggest rival in the movie actually went on to play for the Knicks one year after the movie was released. 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

Ivan Radovadovitch: [Ivan is doing a commercial] Ivan learn important English words like "renegotiate," "eliminate salary cap," and "union lockout."
[the respective words appear on screen]
Ivan Radovadovitch: That is why I am Hooked on Phonics.
[Ivan turns to the camera holds up a box saying "Hooked on Phonics" as the phone number appears on screen]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

IT'S ALL THE WAY LIVE (NOW)
Written by Fred Lewis and Coolio (as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
Produced by Wino and Brian "G", co-produced by
Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones
Remixed by Joey Gardner
Performed by Coolio featuring Lakeside
Courtesy of Tommy boy Records and of Intersound, Inc.
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Enjoyable from start to finish
22 June 2005 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy-fantasy, people -- not a documentary. The pacing is bouncy and rollicking. The performances are precisely what they should be -- neither "villain" is one-dimensional or over-the-top, but just menacing enough in the right amounts, and the ways in which Eddie triumphs over each of them are quite clever.

Mayor Koch's cameo is hysterical, as is the bit with Stacey's Mom. Ostertag shows good comic timing. The background of Eddie is just touching enough without being maudlin. The transition of the Knicks from selfish losers to re-motivated winners is handled just right for a comedy-fantasy. This is at least in a class with Angels In The Outfield as an enjoyable comedy-fantasy.


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