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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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Big Mac (as Tara Correa)


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


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rage Control  »

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Box Office


$33,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$16,808,336 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Tara Correa-McMullen's final role. See more »


In the final scene when Ralph is shooting the free throws after the foul, he steps over the line both times before the ball hits the rim, which means it would be a violation and the free throws wouldn't count. See more »


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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References Punk'd (2003) See more »


Treat 'em Right
Written by Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals, McKinley Jackson, Howie Tee (as Howard Thompson) and Richard Simpson
Performed by Chubb Rock
Courtesy of Select Records
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Tricked by the Fox, once again
25 August 2005 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

College basketball coach Roy McCormick is almost banned for life due to his aggressive behavior, but as his agent finds a clause in the rules that he must have another chance first, he ends up training a middle school team, the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters. As those movies go, after a few confrontations everyone works together to become champions. Add a love interest for the coach and some diversity in the characters of the team.

One of the more funny scenes involves shy Wes and over-assertive Big Mac (this time not meant as a product placement I hope) ending up in a romance. Another thing well done is the way the coach instructs his team. Like in Coach Carter he takes time to learn the middle school team about passing, communication and rebounding. Martin Lawrence tries hard but lacks the comedy skills Eddie Murphy has. He even plays more than one character like Murphy did in Coming to America.

Most Hollywood movies only get a bad treatment just because they are made in Hollywood. But Rebound gives those Hollywood-haters exactly the ammo they wish, as it is the kind of formulaic movie that has not a shred of intelligent writing, storytelling, directing or acting to be fond of (and being a kid's movie is not an excuse for that). The story has been told so many times that Rebound is boring to the extreme, as there is total predictability.

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