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The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  15 February 1998 (USA)
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A Philadelphia garbageman who develops his leg muscles from kicking the hydraulic lever on his truck is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker.

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Barney Gorman
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Marie Gorman
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Gus Rogenheimer
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Bubba
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Danny Gorman
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Randolph Pratt
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Ken Daniels ...
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Dallas Cowboy #49
Dan Dierdorf ...
Himself
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Monty
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A Philadelphia garbageman who develops his leg muscles from kicking the hydraulic lever on his truck is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Jeffrey Lurie, who who played Barney's friend, was the real life owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. See more »

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Gus Rogenheimer: GORMAN! YOU COULDN'T KNOCK A SICK INFANT OFF OF A POTTY SEAT!
Barney Gorman: Coach, I don't mean to criticize, but I usually respond better to encouragement.
Gus Rogenheimer: Oh, really? MOVE IT, YOU PUKE! MOVE IT!
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Great Kids' Movie and Fun for Adults, Too
4 July 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are expecting a masterpiece, the title of this one tells you to look elsewhere. But if you are looking for some good, clean, fun with an unbelievable plot, look no further. The willing suspension of disbelief is important if you want to enjoy this film, but afterall, which of us doesn't have a little boy in us that still wants to be a professional football player someday? This film gives us the chance to see it happening to a deserving guy--a garbageman, nonetheless. The movie also has a lot of fun moments, like when the kicker gets to room with the biggest lineman on the team. And while it is not Aesop fare, there is a lesson to be learned here, too--that putting our dreams and opportunities in front of all else that is dear to us can be costly. If you like movies about football, this one is a cute story that is reminiscent of Disney's 1976 film "Gus" about a field-goal kicking mule. This just brings the story into a more human perspective. The kids will love it.


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