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Any Given Sunday (1999)

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for strong language and some nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gridiron  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,584,625 (USA) (26 December 1999)

Gross:

$75,530,832 (USA)
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Trivia

One of three collaborations between James Woods and Oliver Stone, with the other films being Salvador (1986) and Nixon (1995). Woods was almost cast in JFK (1991) and Stone produced Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995), which has Woods as main star. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Rooney is working out, a crew member is clearly visible in the back of the room as his wife is speaking. See more »

Quotes

Tony D'Amato: You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see D'Amato accepting an award and telling of his future plans with the league. See more »

Connections

References The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »

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INFEDELITE
Written by Reynaldo Hahn REYNOLDO MANN
Performed by Susan Graham and Roger Vignolis
Courtesy of SONY CLASSICAL
By Arrangement With SONY MUSIC LICENSING
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Sports in its most brutal moments
15 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Wild and outrageous, Any Given Sunday gives the viewer a glimpse into an athletic world not too far from the real thing. While some of the scenes were a little too over the top, it proved to be a very enjoyable experience. As a major football fan, I was disappointed in the fact the NFL did not allow Stone to use their logos and stadiums. Oh well, I seemed to enjoy the fictional league even better, even if some of the team uniforms were a dreadful. Jamie Fox portrayed Willie Beamon perfectly, epitomizing the selfish athlete with a cultured ease. While the speed of Beamon's rise proved to be a little too quick, the message in the rise and fall of stardom was more poignant than anything.


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