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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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Pain heals, Chicks dig scars... Glory lasts forever 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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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Helden aus der zweiten Reihe  »

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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 scene filmed in O'Neil's house was filmed in one of the buildings owned by publishing company, Agora Inc, located in the historical district of Baltimore City called Mt. Vernon. The majority of the scene was filmed in the conference room. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the second game when the team is attempting an onside kick, Shane Falco is on the field and actually tackles Danny Batemen to prevent the clock from expiring. Quarterbacks generally do not participate in kick-offs, onside or regular. They are usually resting and preparing for the next offensive series. During the play John Madden says "They have to recover the kick and then call timeout". In the NFL the clock automatically stops after all kickoffs, so no timeout would be needed to stop the clock. See more »

Quotes

Pilachowski: Hey Jimmy, my tight end is... deaf.
Jimmy McGinty: Yeah, I know.
Pilachowski: Well Jimmy, how am I gonna coach a deaf man?
Jimmy McGinty: Oh, you don't need to. Brian Murphy would've gone in the first round 5 years ago if he hadn't been born deaf. Played his college ball right here in D.C., Gallaudet.
Pilachowski: But Jimmy, I need to communicate with him and how...?
Jimmy McGinty: Learn to sign, you know...
[does some sign language]
Pilachowski: Oh, horseshit!
Jimmy McGinty: Look at it this way; he'll never be called offsides on an audible.
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Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Moon Is Up
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone B.V./ Virgin Benelux B.V.
By Arrangement with Virgin Records America
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A must see laugh a minute movie, that make you feel good!!
27 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you'll pick to go see for a few reasons. Gene Hackman, Keanu Reeves (Wow), football, babes,& yada yada. I went to see a sneak preview, so it didn't really matter to me if it was going to be good, because I didn't have to pay for it. Well, I would pay to see it again!! Not only is this movie beyond funny, real funny, the story is terrific, acting wonderfully strong , the dialogue so real, and it leaves you wanting more. Gene Hackman can do anything, so him playing a coach, and choosing him for the role was right on the mark. Keanu Reeves, what can I say. He's so easy on the eyes. ALL you want to do is watch him play the role as quarterback, (as if he was one), and enjoy looking at him being "FALCO". The chemistry between him and Annabell is so cute & mushy. It's a movie for anyone who wants to laugh, is rooting for the under dog, likes football or not, or who just wants to go to a movie and be completely entertained!! W.B. has truly captured what it is we all go to the movie for. I can guarantee you, when you see this movie, not only will you walk out wanting to see it again, but you'll tell anyone you know, to go see it and have a BLAST!! This movie is a winner!


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