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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Helden aus der zweiten Reihe  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The football scenes were filmed on a weekend and a company of army trainees from Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD were part of the crowd. See more »

Goofs

When Gruff kicks the field goal in the game against Detroit, the chinstrap is (un)buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Jamal Jackson: [Jamal, Nigel, Andre, and Jumbo are eating at the same table, eating] What the hell is this?
Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff: Chinese spareribs.
Jumbo: You don't want 'em, get the fuck outta here.
Jamal Jackson: What I'm trying to figure out, is how did the Chinaman over here, get 700 pounds off of eating this shit?
Jumbo: I'm Japanese, not Chinese.
Jamal Jackson: It's the same difference.
Jumbo: What?
Jamal Jackson: It's the same difference. All that big...
[mimicks Japanese]
Jumbo: Nigga, please. You know Japan and China are two different countries, right?
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Referenced in The Tracey Fragments (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jenny Take A Ride
Written by Bob Crewe, Enotris Johnson & Little Richard
Performed by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
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I laughed until I cried!!!!!!!
31 January 2001 | by (Montgomery Pa. United States) – See all my reviews

It is about time they put out a movie that you can watch just to feel good about something and have a good laugh. The last movie that was close to this was "Major League" which this was very similar to, but there were some aspects that made this better. It was the most unique roll I have ever seen Gene Hackman in and it was a very refreshing one at that. Even the music set the tone perfectly. You will love the closing, naturally I do not want to give it away but the music in the closing scene of the movie was just perfect in setting the mood and emotion. I could watch it over and over.

Thumbs up on this one guys!!!!!!


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