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The Replacements (2000)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Jack Warden's character is married to Dyan Cannon (uncredited here). They both acted in Heaven Can Wait, another classic football romcom. See more »


Just before "I will survive" in The Endzone bar, the camera pans across a highway in DC - but the shot is played in reverse. As it pans left, all the cars can be seen moving backwards down the highway. See more »


Shane Falco: Hey coach, can I ask you a question?
Jimmy McGinty: Yeah, shoot.
Shane Falco: Why me?
Jimmy McGinty: I look at you and I see two men: the man you are, and the man you ought to be. Someday those two will meet. Should make for a hell of a football player.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) See more »


Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (as Zachery Foley),
Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson (as Deran Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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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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