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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Princeton Reporter (as David DeVries)
Princeton Reporter
Craig S. Harper ...
Princeton Reporter (as Craig Harper)
Nick Paonessa ...
Toledo Referee
Coach Ferguson
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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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In the beginning, the rules were simple. There weren't any. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bőrfejek  »

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Box Office


$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,682,595, 6 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,199,215, 1 June 2008
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Lexie Littleton: You're just acting like a big baby 'cause you miss your mother's bosoms.
Leonard: My mother's what?
Lexie Littleton: Her bosoms, you goof! You're substituting *my* bosoms for your mother's.
Leonard: What? No, I'm not!
Lexie Littleton: Why not? What's wrong with my bosoms?
Leonard: Honestly, Miss Littleton, we're in public. The rules of etiquette apply.
Lexie Littleton: Oh, Leonard, it's 1925. There are no rules. Except that boys like you are tedious until they're forty, at which point they become *unbearably* tedious.
Leonard: I didn't come over her to be insulted.
Lexie Littleton: No? Where do ...
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Written by Fletcher Henderson, Abel Green, Jo Trent
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Don't look too deeply
15 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having just seen the movie and read the other comments I felt I had to respond. OK, so the dialogue is a little clunky in places and there is no great emotional journey or powerful moral at the end so accept it for what it is - a nice little movie that passes a couple of hours and leaves you with the feeling that you've been entertained. Why is it that people always expect George Clooney to do powerhouse / classic films?? Maybe he wanted to make this because he liked the story and thought other people would too? The characters are simple as is the story but it never pretends to be anything big. It's a light hearted caper that does nothing the offend the senses or damage the careers of anyone involved. Let it wash over you! My advice? Go see it and make up your own mind, who knows - you might even enjoy it.

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