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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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Andre Jackson (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
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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

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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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1.85 : 1
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During filming, Keanu Reeves was offered a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens. See more »


In the last game against Dallas, in the drive leading to Washington's second touchdown, on the next to last play there are two defensive players (Bateman and "Smith" Wilkinson) in the offensive huddle. With the earlier injury, it is conceivable that one defensive player would be asked to play "both ways" - but not two. See more »


Banes: [prison guards are unshackling Ray Smith] Well I'm sure that you've briefed as to your situation here. Coach McGinty has requested that you be turned over to us for the next five weeks, and the governor has been kind enough to comply. You know...
Earl Wilkinson: Nice watch.
Banes: What? Oh this. Uh... It's a... It's a fake.
[shakes watch, lifts watch to ear]
Banes: Damn thing is always broken. It's only right twice a day.
[nervous laugh]
Banes: Well, why don't we go ahead and join the others, shall we? No sense staying here, now, by ...
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Spoofs The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »


Produced by Michael Mason
Performed by Font 48
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Entertainment for the fun of it
21 January 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was made purely for entertainment. What a breath of fresh air. With all the extremely dramatic, be it important, films being made lately (Life is Beautiful,etc), it's nice to watch a film that is just entertaining. The supporting cast was amazing, as an ensemble they worked together as a team should. And Keanu Reeves gave a wonderful performance - he is often under appreciated as an actor because he is attractive - but he gave a solid performance. Gene Hackman was good - that goes without saying, but I think this is the first time I've ever seen him portray a character I actually liked.

If you enjoy a good laugh, this a movie you would likely enjoy.

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