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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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Pros on strike. Everyday guys get to play. 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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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Helden aus der zweiten Reihe  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,039,214, 13 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,737,059, 19 November 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,317,452
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Trivia

Nigel Gruff kicked a 65 yard field goal to win one of the games. The NFL record for longest field goal at the time this film was made was 63 yards (Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos kicked a 64-yarder in 2013), so Gruff's kick would have set - and would still be - a league record. See more »

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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 »

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Jimmy McGinty: I want you to know that if anything like this bar fight happens again, there'll be no place on the football team for any of you!... Do I make myself perfectly clear?
Washington Sentinels: Yes coach.
Jimmy McGinty: And just for the record, I would've loved to have been there to see Martel get his ass kicked!
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Spoofs North Dallas Forty (1979) See more »

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R.O.W.D.I.E.
Produced by Michael Mason
Performed by Font 48
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Brilliant, fuzzy, feel good movie.
13 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I haven't bothered watching professional football since Joe Montana retired but this movie got me interested again. While I can appreciate the comments of other reviewers that it is a formula movie and has many inaccuracies when it comes to the football action it is pure and unadulterated fun. The bottom line is this movie is downright funny, from start to finish. The cast are absolutely wonderful and the casting director did a brilliant job of bringing this gang together. Gene Hackman of course is perfect as the coach.... "I'll pull you off the field you spoiled son of a bitch".... Rhys Ifans absolute perfection as Gruff (after a **** you remark from Jimbo) "You'll have to find your dick first Shamu", to the shoot em up bros from the hood, to "get me the ball, get me the ball" The acting was absolutely wonderful in this movie. I have to admit I didn't like the guy that played Martell but perhaps that's because I wasn't supposed to like him, perhaps it shows what a good job he did. And Keanu, dear, sweet, so maligned Keanu, I read a reviewer once who said of Keanu's acting that it is "almost transparent" and in this movie it is, he doesn't eat scenery he just does his job, low key, perfectly in character, and for those who know anything at all about acting all you have to do is watch his eyes. He has a Harrison Ford like quality of being able to express a wealth of emotions with his eyes and in this movie he pulls it off perfectly. I also read somewhere that during the making of this movie it was discovered that Keanu really did have "an arm" and at one point threw a 69 yard pass. I have seen this movie in excess of 20 times and will no doubt see it 20 more times, it is the best feel-good movie I have ever seen. When I want drama and suspense I will watch "The Green Mile" when I want simple, comedy that just leaves me with a huge grin I will watch the replacements. Oh yeah and I just want to kiss the person who put Keanu in a No. 16 uniform *S*


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