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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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Claudine
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Joe Nader
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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  »

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

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

Quotes

MSG Announcer: At forward, 6'9", Anthony "Pig" Miller!
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: Boo!
Claudine: Why do they call him "Pig"?
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin: 'Cause he's not kosher.
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Connections

Features Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

IT'S ALL THE WAY LIVE (NOW)
Written by Fred Lewis and 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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Great Family Fun
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whoopi Goldberg is ideally cast as a passionate and loud-mouthed Knicks fan with the best of intentions. The film does as a good job of setting up its fantastic premise: Whoopi appointed as coach of the Knicks to help the owner break obnoxious coach Dennis Farina's ironclad contract. Farina is terrific as the ex-coach of the Knicks who tries to edge the Knicks out for the last playoff spot in the East as the Coach of the Hornets. Vlade Divac is hysterically funny, but not-at-all over-the-top as Ivan. Frank Langella is perfectly sinister but never unbelievable as the larger-than-life Cowboy owner who buys the Knicks to try to sell them for a profit. There are hilarious cameos throughout especially by two former NYC mayors.


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