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Rebound (2005)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 1 July 2005 (USA)
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An acclaimed college basketball coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

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Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when old school meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him. It's not until Roy decides to teach his young charges some new concepts--like passing, rebounding, dribbling, and scoring--that the Smelters begin to find success and Roy finds something long thought lost: his love of the game. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A comedy where old school ...meets middle school

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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1 July 2005 (USA)  »

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$33,100,000 (estimated)

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$6,003,237 (USA) (1 July 2005)

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$16,808,336 (USA) (16 September 2005)
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Tara Correa-McMullen's final role. See more »

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When Coach Roy and Preacher Don are both on screen, there is an obvious body double on the screen. When we see the back of Roy's head, the head is bald. But when the face is towards us, he has very short hair. See more »

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Referee Freddy: [to Roy] You Know, I've been reading these books that say that you should give yourself pats on the back. Daddy never gave me pats on the back. Daddy never gave me any...
Larry Burgess Sr.: Blah Blah Blah! This guy is blind as my dead grandma and twice as slow!
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Jump Around
Written by Larry Muggerud and Erik Schrody
Performed by House of Pain
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records, Inc. / Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Contains a sample of "Harlem Shuffle" (Relf/Nelson) as performed by Bob & Earl
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Above average family TV comedy becomes something less when you have to pay ten bucks a head in theaters
10 July 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

If Hollywood wants to know why theater attendance is off they need look no further than this movie. The problem is not they are making bad movies, they're simply making movies you feel ripped off for having paid ten bucks to see. Once you get over the shock that you've paid too much for what you're seeing, Rebound is actually a good little movie.

Rebound tells the story of Coach Ray, a highly paid NCAA basketball coach who ends up banned from coaching for bad behavior. With no other options open to him he ends up coaching back at his old junior high school where things take mostly predictable, but enjoyable turns. For example the team is so bad at basketball it hasn't won a game in twelve years, and is made up of the typical assortment of kids who don't know left from right, so even though you know whats going to happen but you don't mind because Lawrence and the kids are fun to watch. And while it strives and fails to be a Bad News Bears of basketball, it is an enjoyable movie on its own terms. Just wait for DVD or cable, because paying 10 bucks a head to see this will spoil your enjoyment of whats a nice funny little movie.


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