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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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Helden aus der zweiten Reihe  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,039,214 (USA) (13 August 2000)

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$44,737,059 (USA) (19 November 2000)
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Trivia

Fumiko's war cry, "Nan desu ka!" in Japanese actually means "What is this?" See more »

Goofs

In the scene where McGruff kicks the 65 yard field goal ("Put me in boss-I'm bored", and "smoking on the field") we see all or part of the same clip of McGruff smoking four times. The clip involves him taking the cigarette out of his mouth, and blowing a cloud of smoke. (We see it first over the tail end of John Madden's voice-over. Then, the loan sharks (watching on TV) see it again. Then, we see a small section from the end of the same clip ("live"), and finally, we see an almost complete replay of the same clip. Finally after that, McGruff flicks the cigarette butt away, and play continues.) 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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Connections

References Necessary Roughness (1991) See more »

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Unbelievable
Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (as Zachery Foley),
Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson (as Deran Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Entertainment for the fun of it
21 January 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was made purely for entertainment. What a breath of fresh air. With all the extremely dramatic, be it important, films being made lately (Life is Beautiful,etc), it's nice to watch a film that is just entertaining. The supporting cast was amazing, as an ensemble they worked together as a team should. And Keanu Reeves gave a wonderful performance - he is often under appreciated as an actor because he is attractive - but he gave a solid performance. Gene Hackman was good - that goes without saying, but I think this is the first time I've ever seen him portray a character I actually liked.

If you enjoy a good laugh, this a movie you would likely enjoy.


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