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The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 11 August 2000 (USA)
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

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

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$44,737,059 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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During filming, Keanu Reeves was offered a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens. See more »

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During the bar fight scene, as Martel tackles Falco, sparring mat's are clearly visible on the floor and as a player is being dragged down the bar, he cuts his hands through broken glass, but no blood is present. See more »

Quotes

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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Spoofs The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »

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Good Vibrations
Written by Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, Dan Hartman and Amir Shakir
Performed by Mark Wahlberg (as Marky Mark) & The Funky Bunch
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Take it for what it is
11 August 2000 | by (The middle of nowhere) – See all my reviews

It's a sportsmovie. It's got every sports cliche in the book: "I look at you and see two men. The man you are and the man you ought to be." But, hell, who cares? It's the Major League of football movies. Sure, it's not gonna win an Oscar, but it's entertaining. A good movie to kill 2 hours. You want drama in a football movie, check out Any Given Sunday. You want fun, mindless entertainment, check this out. Props to Keanu Reeves for learning to throw like a genuine quarterback.


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