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The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998)

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
Jaime Cardriche ...
Bubba
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Eagles recruiter
Gil Filar ...
Danny Gorman
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Barney's father
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Randolph Pratt
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Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rummy Bishop ...
Joe
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Peter Gorman
Ken Daniels ...
Male Reporter
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Dallas Cowboy #49
Dan Dierdorf ...
Himself
Ron Gabriel ...
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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15 February 1998 (USA)  »

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The Philadelphia Phenomenon  »

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The kicking stand-in for Tony Danza was Mike Vanderjagt, the former kicker for the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.30 (2016) See more »

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Tony Danza is wasted in this movie!
14 July 2000 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

We all love Tony Danza, and here we see him once again carrying his fellow cast members to the end of a project. Gil Filar is especially irritating as "Little Joe Jr." Tony Danza's character (I think his name is "Tony" something) is hit on the head by a can full of garbage by Leon his co-worker (played by a young Walter Matthau) and suddenly becomes a field-goal kicking machine. Whoever wrote the script is a jackass, but Danza makes it shine!


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