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Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  4 April 2008 (USA)
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In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

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A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals ... Written by Orange

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£474,780 (UK) (11 April 2008)

Gross:

$31,199,215 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Trivia

George Clooney watched many old Screwball-comedies in preparation for this movie. See more »

Goofs

The right horn of the cow on the field is first against his ear, then, the next time we see him, it's behind his ear. See more »

Quotes

Lexie Littleton: [about Belinda] Enchanting girl. I thought you had to be twenty-one to get into a place like this.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: She *is* twenty-one.
Lexie Littleton: I meant her I.Q.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: I wasn't planning on running her for Congress.
Lexie Littleton: No? What *were* you planning on doing with her?
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: You know, the usual.
Lexie Littleton: Put her in shoulder pads and a helmet and knock her brains out?
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: I think somebody beat me to it.
Lexie Littleton: She'll do well in Congress.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: Well you're only as young as the women you feel.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.164 (2009) See more »

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Toot Toot Tootsie Good-Bye
Written by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Ted Fio Rito (as Ted Fiorito) and Dan Russo (uncredited)
Performed by Al Jolson
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A funny football comedy set in the 1920's.
10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that this movie captured the 1920's very well. It was a refreshing comedy that brought you back to a time in the past. Although I thought the transitions and story line moved a little slow, it was a nice and fun weekend movie.

I also loved how the music brought you back to the era of the film. George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, and John Krasinski's performances were exceptional and enjoyable to watch. It was great to see all three of these great performers together in the same film.

Overall, I thought that the movie was very enjoyable. Although I am not a football fan, this movie gave me a greater appreciation for this sport through this fun and light-hearted comedy.


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