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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:

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

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$44,737,059 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Trivia

Archie Harris, who plays Wilson Carr, was an actual replacement player during the 1987 NFL strike. He played offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, who eventually lost in Super Bowl XXII to the Washington Redskins. See more »

Goofs

When Coach writes "FEAR" on the chalkboard, you can clearly see that the same word had been written and erased behind it (from a previous shot). See more »

Quotes

Edward O'Neil: Give me a cigarette.
Jimmy McGinty: I quit.
Edward O'Neil: Nobody likes a quitter, Jimmy.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) 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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I laughed until I cried!!!!!!!
31 January 2001 | by (Montgomery Pa. United States) – See all my reviews

It is about time they put out a movie that you can watch just to feel good about something and have a good laugh. The last movie that was close to this was "Major League" which this was very similar to, but there were some aspects that made this better. It was the most unique roll I have ever seen Gene Hackman in and it was a very refreshing one at that. Even the music set the tone perfectly. You will love the closing, naturally I do not want to give it away but the music in the closing scene of the movie was just perfect in setting the mood and emotion. I could watch it over and over.

Thumbs up on this one guys!!!!!!


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