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The Comebacks (2007)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  19 October 2007 (USA)
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A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is... See full summary »

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Lambeau Fields lives a middle-class lifestyle in America along with his wife, Barb, and a gorgeous daughter, Michelle, who he has brought up as a son. Lambeau is a failure and has virtually given up on his career as a football coach. Then his friend, Freddie Wiseman, encourages him to re-enter this field, and he does so by re-locating to Plainfolk in Texas and joins the Heartland State University. It is here he will meet some of the most pathetic players, and quite disillusioned he goes about to find new-comers. He finds a kicker in Jasminder Featherfoot, provided of course, he keeps her involvement secret from the rest of her family. Then he finds Lance Truman, whose drag queen dad has brought him up more like a tom-girl. With these additions and others Lambeau sets forth to include his team in the next Super...Er...Toilet Bowl 2 series, and it is here that he will find that Lance fumbles a lot; Barb is not quite faithful as she seems; he will soon be in jail for Indecent Exposure; ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The producers of "Wedding Crashers" spoof the greatest sports movies ever. See more »

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude and sexual content throughout and some drug material | See all certifications »

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$5,554,594 (USA) (19 October 2007)

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$13,349,251 (USA) (21 December 2007)
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When Coach Fields is "Yankin' off horses," his hands are under the horse. Then it cuts to Freddie, and Coach Field's hands are on his lap with no time for him to achieve this See more »

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Vince: Hey coach. Name is Vince. I'm just a bartender from Philly whose only dream is to play ball. It's all I got left after I lost my job teaching, and my wife left me. Like my alcoholic father used to say before he passed on, "A man can only take so much failure!" I'll give you everything I got. What do you say coach?
Lambeau "Coach" Fields: I say you can add "Did not make the football team" to your list of woes.
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Written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer
Performed by The Weather Girls
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Silly and ridiculous
1 August 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a loser coach who coaches a team with the aim to win the championship.

"The Comebacks" tells how an unconventional coach trains and inspires a team of misfits to victory. The individual characters are funny at times, and there are quite a few one liners that made me laugh. However, there is not enough to carry to whole film, maybe it's because I do not watch that many sports films and can't spot the references.

I got rather annoyed by the never ending product placement. There are constant ads for a certain fizzy drink, and there is even a character named iPod?! Dancing the iPod shuffle? And the players have to think outside the XBox? That just became so ridiculous.

"The Comebacks" is silly and ridiculous, but that's what spoof movies are about. At least it is what it says on the tin.


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