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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

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

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Helden aus der zweiten Reihe  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Although they share the same last name, Wanna-be Cheerleader Mia Reeves is not related to the film's star. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where McGruff kicks the 65 yard field goal ("Put me in boss-I'm bored", and "smoking on the field") we see all or part of the same clip of McGruff smoking four times. The clip involves him taking the cigarette out of his mouth, and blowing a cloud of smoke. (We see it first over the tail end of John Madden's voice-over. Then, the loan sharks (watching on TV) see it again. Then, we see a small section from the end of the same clip ("live"), and finally, we see an almost complete replay of the same clip. Finally after that, McGruff flicks the cigarette butt away, and play continues.) See more »

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Jimmy McGinty: A real man admits his fears. That's what I'm asking you to do here tonight. Fears... lets talk about them.
Clifford Franklin: [Clears throat] I'm scared of spiders, Coach.
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Spoofs North Dallas Forty (1979) See more »

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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
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Replacements ROCKS
10 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"The Replacements" is more than an "it does for football what "Major League" did for baseball" kind of movie. "Replacements" is funnier than that film, for one thing. It's more in the league of "Slapshot" with Gene Hackman providing the weight that Paul Newman brought to that film. Also, like the hockey scenes in "Slapshot," the actual football sequences are really bone crunching. While there is a lot to look at in "Replacements," like Keanu Reeves (who is also really good in this role, playing it for drama amid all the wackiness) getting the hell beat out of him, or like the replacement cheerleaders carted in from local strip clubs to really get the fans pumped for the game (is this what the XFL is going to be like?), this movie works as more than all that stuff. More than the sum of it's parts, as they say. "Replacements" has a good heart. Bottom line, I'm going to see it again.


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