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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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Throw the ball. Catch the girl. Keep it simple. See more »


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 last film. See more »


During the Sentinels' first game, the first two Sentinels kickoff receptions, both from the initial kickoff and after the first quick Detroit touchdown, appear to use the same video, but from different angles. In each instance, #48 catches the ball just inside the end zone and bobbles it in the same fashion. See more »


Jimmy McGinty: Falco! If I had wanted Cochran to have the ball I would've called it that way!
Shane Falco: I read blitz.
Jimmy McGinty: Bullshit! I put the game in your hands... you got scared.
Shane Falco: I READ BLITZ.
Jimmy McGinty: [walks over and looks at Falco with disgust] Winners always want the ball... when the game is on the line.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »


Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams (as Frederick B. Williams)
Performed by C.C. Music Factory (as C & C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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User Reviews

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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