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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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The dance that the players are doing to the song "I Will Survive" is actually the "Electric Slide," a popular party dance, which is very easy and can be taught even to young children, which is probably the reason it was used. See more »

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When Gruff goes for his first field goal kick, the shot shows his chin strap undone. The camera goes to a shot of Falco and back to Gruff, whose chin strap is now hooked. See more »

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Jimmy McGinty: Hell of a game, that Sugar Bowl. What'd you lose that by, forty points?
Shane Falco: That would be forty-five.
Jimmy McGinty: Sometimes a game like that really sticks with you. You never shake it off.
Shane Falco: Got three concussions to prove it.
Jimmy McGinty: [chuckling] That's why girls don't play the game.
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Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »

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Jenny Take A Ride!
Written by Bob Crewe, Enotris Johnson and Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
Performed by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Co.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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