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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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If love is a game, who'll make the first pass? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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

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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,682,595 (USA) (4 April 2008)

Gross:

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

The script was written back in 1993. The writers brought it to the attention of Steven Soderbergh who then took it to the then president of production at Universal Pictures, Casey Silver. It went into script limbo after Silver left the studio to become an independent producer. Soderbergh then came back and brought George Clooney along to make the film. See more »

Goofs

On the train, one of the Leatherheads leaves the restroom while zipping up his fly. The movie takes place in 1925; zippers were not used as closures on men's trousers until the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Lexie Littleton: Being the slickest operator in Duluth is sort of like being the world's tallest midget, if you ask me!
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: You know, it's too bad we are so much alike, otherwise we would have gotten along perfectly!
Lexie Littleton: I'll live.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: Alone!
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The Man I Love
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ledisi Anibade Young
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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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