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The Comebacks (2007)

PG-13 | | 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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Comedy | Sport

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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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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Lambeau "Coach" Fields: Yeah, this is great. Middle of Podunk, nowhere. How am I gonna find an All-American quarterback?
God: If you build it, he will come. If you build it, he will come...
Lambeau "Coach" Fields: Who will come?
God: Your father. Your dead father.
Lambeau "Coach" Fields: My father's not dead. I just spoke with him this morning.
God: You got to be shittin' me. Is this 314 Bentley road?
Lambeau "Coach" Fields: No this is 314 Bentley drive.
God: That damn Google Maps. Anyway, the quarterback you're looking for is on the baseball field.
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Spoofs Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

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Nu Rock
Written by Chantal Claret (as Chantal Goldstrom) and Timothy Ellis
Performed by Morningwood
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Absolute Classic
4 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Hank's BIG beyond weak.......but this movie isn't.

I'd like for someone to explain to me, what's so horrible about this movie? It's a perfect cast. Hilarious movie. Has enormous amount of replay value. Oh I forgot, Tom Hanks, isn't in it.

Movies are to entertain an audience so, people don't turn into weak minded drug addicts or into alcoholics. If something can put a smile on my face and make me laugh, most likely it'll make me "primative", because the movie, didn't make much money or have big name stars in it.

Someone with no funny bone in their body or who doesn't like women, wouldn't like this movie. It's a "feel good" movie, when you want to "break something", but have a positive mind to cut this on your DVD player.

Pure Classic, enough said.


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