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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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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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Did You Know?


When coach McGinty (Gene Hackman) is interviewed at halftime during the Dallas game, he responds with "Miles and miles and miles of heart." This is a reference to {A statement he made to Shane Falco when McGinty told Shane he was being cut. That Shane had the miles of heart necessary to be a professional quarterback} the song another hapless Washington team (the Senators) sings in the movie Damn Yankees! (1958). See more »


In the last game against Dallas, Falco is seen laughing with Coach McGinty on the sideline in one shot and in the very next shot is walking up to the line of scrimmage for the next play. See more »


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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Featured in Making the Plays: An Actor's Guide to Football (2000) See more »


Every Breath You Take
Written by Sting
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Great movie!
14 August 2000 | by (Ottawa Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, my boyfriend had to drag me to this movie, and I went along with it, telling myself that at the very least I could spend the next couple of hours admiring Keanu's cuteness, even if he isn't the best actor. BOY was I suprised! This was a really funny, really sweet movie that made me laugh and laugh. Keanu's acting was better than I've ever seen, the supporting cast did a GREAT job. I go to a LOT of movies, and it has been a long while since I've seen a movie that i enjoyed this much, so I really encourage you to give it a try.

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