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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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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)  »

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

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 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

MSG Announcer: Standing tall at 7 feet, from the Republic of Georgia- and I don't mean Atlanta- Ivan Radovadovitch!
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Soundtracks

SCARRED
Written by Luther Campbell, Larry Dobson and Maurice Young
Produced by Darren "D.J. Spin" Rudnick
Performed by Luke
Contains elements of "THEME FROM TOGETHER BROTHERS"
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Wow
20 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

As a black man, I need inspiration from fellow African Americans. This film provides it...IN FOLDS! Whoopi Goldberg gives a heartwarming performance, perhaps even better than her work in "The Color Purple", "Amistad", "Ghostbusters." Goldberg's performance is masterful; however, the true star of this magical movie is Greg Ostertag. His bravery in portraying this enigma of a character is mindboggling. Little known fact about Mr.Ostertag, he portrayed the ghost of Christmas future in his 10th grade production of "A Christmas Carol." Ostertag is not only a dominating force on the basketball court, he is dominating with his screen presence in "Eddie." I recommend seeing this film immediately if only for Greg Ostertag's performance. 9/10. If you enjoy this film I would also recommend "Space Cowboys"


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