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
The film says Shane Falco quarterbacked Ohio State in a 1996 Sugar Bowl loss. In reality, Ohio State lost in the Citrus Bowl that year under quarterback Bobby Hoying. Florida State won the Sugar Bowl over Notre Dame. See more »
During a kickoff sequence the announcers become excited that the receiving team must get out of bounds to stop the clock. This is not true. The clock will stop automatically after any kick or change of possession. See more »
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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