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The Replacements (2000)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  11 August 2000 (USA)
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During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

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A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. Gene Hackman plays the coach of the team, Jack Warden is the owner, Brett Cullen is the All-Pro quarterback that goes on strike and Keanu Reeves is the "scab" who replaces the star QB. Written by Anonymous

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Pros on strike. Everyday guys get to play. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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The Replacements  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,039,214 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

ESP 213,762,229 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Keanu Reeves plays a former quarterback from Ohio State. In Point Break (1991), Reeves's character was also a former quarterback from Ohio State. See more »

Goofs

In the first game against Detroit, Washington takes a touchback on the opening kickoff, which would start them at the 20 yard line. Before they get a play off, they are penalized 2 "delay of game" penalties, which would've put the ball on the 10 yard line. However, when getting ready to snap the ball for the first time, the ball is clearly placed at the 8 yard line. See more »

Quotes

Shane Falco: You, ah, wanna come on board for a beer?
Annabelle Farrell: Nothing personal, Shane, but I don't date football players.
Shane Falco: I don't blame you. Not even quaterbacks?
Annabelle Farrell: Especially not quarterbacks. You guys are the biggest babies of all.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

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Can U Feel It
Written by Arnie Roman & Steve Skinner
Performed by 3rd Party
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Replacements ROCKS
10 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"The Replacements" is more than an "it does for football what "Major League" did for baseball" kind of movie. "Replacements" is funnier than that film, for one thing. It's more in the league of "Slapshot" with Gene Hackman providing the weight that Paul Newman brought to that film. Also, like the hockey scenes in "Slapshot," the actual football sequences are really bone crunching. While there is a lot to look at in "Replacements," like Keanu Reeves (who is also really good in this role, playing it for drama amid all the wackiness) getting the hell beat out of him, or like the replacement cheerleaders carted in from local strip clubs to really get the fans pumped for the game (is this what the XFL is going to be like?), this movie works as more than all that stuff. More than the sum of it's parts, as they say. "Replacements" has a good heart. Bottom line, I'm going to see it again.


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