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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
Mark Jackson ...
Darren Taylor
Dwayne Schintzius ...
Ivan Radovadovitch
Greg Ostertag ...
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) (20 September 1996)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

3 actual New York Knicks during the time of filming had a cameo during the playground pickup scene.... John Starks, Anthony Mason, and Herb Williams all appeared during the pickup scene in the playground. 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

Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: You know
["Wild Bill"]
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: takes a chance every time he comes riding out on that dumb old horse, not realizing that eventually somebody's going to hit him upside the head with a hot dog.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock/The Wallflowers (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

PUNCH DRUNK
Written by Erik Schrody, Danny Boy O'Connor (as Danny O'Connor), Marc Richardson,
Jimmy Castor and Jimmy Smith
Produced by Scheme Team Productions
Performed by House of Pain
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
Contains elements of "I PROMISE TO REMEMBER"
Performed by The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Under license from RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
Contains elements of "DAAAM!"
Written by Tash (as Ricardo Smith), J-Ro (as James Robinson), E-Swift (as Eric Brooks),
Gil Karson
Performed by Tha Alkaholiks
Under license from Loud/RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Good Ole Fashion Movie
7 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eddie: Just about a pro team overcoming obstacles that many teams face in a season. Basketball is my favorite sport. Rick Fox is my favorite actor. So this is definitely one of my favorite movies. There are so many good "life" points in the movie. Whoppi Goldberg is great in this movie and it is filled with a lot of stars without the movie being egotistical and whatnot. It is just a feel good movie with a lot of funny bits. And I watch it because of Goldberg, Fox and Malik Sealy who was so good in this movie and who was killed a while after it was released.

It will keep you laughing non-stop and the music is good as well. I hope this is helpful.


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