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Writers (WGA):
Don Marquis (story) (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")
Donald Todd (teleplay) (segment)
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Release Date:
7 January 2001 (USA) See more »
Revenge is a contact sport.
In two short films we get to know how sports can influence on the lives if human beings. The film is also scattered with small interruption sports interviews underlining the events acted out in the film. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kelsey Grammer ... Howard Greene (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Bob Newhart ... Doc Waddems (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Brian Markinson ... Robert Russo (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")
Graham Jarvis ... Judge (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Kevin McNulty ... (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Gillian Barber ... (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")
Dee Jay Jackson ... (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Robin Mossley ... (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Ellie Harvie ... Melinda (segment "The Heidi Bowl")

Gary Basaraba ... Frank (segment "The Heidi Bowl")

John Kapelos ... Marvin (segment "The Heidi Bowl")
Zachary Ansley ... Peyton (segment "The Heidi Bowl")

Eugene Levy ... Mr. White (segment "The Heidi Bowl")

Jeremy Ratchford ... (segment "The Heidi Bowl")

Philip Maurice Hayes ... (segment "The Heidi Bowl") (as Phillip Maurice Hayes)

Christian Bocher ... (segment "The Heidi Bowl")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Helen Gurley Brown ... Herself

James Brown ... Himself - Host
Laurie Brunetti ... Friend
Frank Crudele
Jennifer Edwards ... Herself (segment "The Heidi Bowl")
Marny Eng ... Heidi's Friend #2

Ed Koch ... Himself (segment "The Heidi Bowl")
Brittany Mayers ... Heidi
Mark McConchie ... Golfer

George Plimpton ... Himself

Chelan Simmons ... Faith
Jane Sowerby ... Party Girl
Mikhael Speidel ... Golf Kid

Greg Thirloway ... Chaz

Brittany Tiplady ... Dotty

Directed by
Richard Benjamin 
Writing credits
Don Marquis (story "Why Doc Waddems Never Broke 100") (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

Donald Todd (teleplay) (segment "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100")

George Zaloom (written by) (segment "The Heidi Bowl")

Produced by
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Jeffrey Lampert .... line producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
George Zaloom .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joseph Vitarelli 
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
Casting by
Bette Chadwick 
Allison Cowitt 
Candice Elzinga 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Douglas Higgins 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Stanbridge 
Costume Design by
Cali Newcomen 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... key hair stylist
Rita Ciccozzi .... first assistant makeup artist
Margaret Solomon .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Furukawa .... first assistant director
Kevin Leslie .... second assistant director
Art Department
Shannon Gottlieb .... assistant set decorator
Phil Gough .... property master
Peter Grace .... construction coordinator
Zoe Jirik .... assistant buyer
Dan Petrescu .... scenic painter
Dean Rossmo .... construction buyer
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Roger Morris .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
John Reynolds .... special effects first assistant
John Sleep .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Russell Frazier .... digital compositor/animator
Jocelyn Clarke .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Sacha Fassaert .... first assistant camera
Phil Klapwyk .... gaffer
John Le Roy .... key rigger
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allison Chretien .... truck costumer
Alison Fraser .... assistant costume designer (as Alison Penhall)
Michelle Hunter .... costumer
Susan O'Hara .... costume set supervisor
Music Department
Georgiana Ramsland .... music editor
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Red Murphy .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Scott Burton .... assistant location manager
Tara Hungerford .... assistant to director
Michael Klastorin .... publicist
Shane Lennox .... key production assistant
Todd Lester .... security captain
Kristen Morton .... production assistant
Michael Pohorly .... production assistant
Thierry Tanguy .... location manager
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for language
90 min
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Did You Know?

Bob Newhart is an excellent golfer in real life. He went to golf courses and studied the worst golfers to prepare to play a bad golfer.See more »
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Features Heidi (1968) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Too good for the viewer, 19 October 2002
Author: Barboelsch from Munich, Europe

It is tricky to write a review of the "Sports Pages" as it consists of two almost independent stories, "How Doc Waddens finally broke 100" and "The Heidi Bowl".

While the Heidi Bowl describes an event that actually happened and that is still in the mind of pretty much every US football fan, the Story of Doc Waddens is entirely fictionuous.

Well, I happened to see the "Sports Pages" twice during my two-week holiday in Varadero. However, the most disappointing issue is that obviously US viewers don't seem to understand it at all.

Part one - Doc Waddens - is full of between-the-lines humor and Bob Newhart plays his role as good as a Brit would do. Ever imagined you have just been pleaded 'not guilty' after killing a Golf enthusiast friend, and now you want to buy the victim's set of clubs from the widow? Weird ideas of that kind by the truckload and a brilliant performance by the staff.

The "Heidi Bowl" sports the well-known football event but wrapped in half a dozen of small or not-so-small stories that all lead to the big final. A well-filmed view on the typical American everyday-craze that make them look so stupid everywhere else in the world. Yet they, themselves, just don't get it.

Go and watch it, it's great!


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