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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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Titans Coach: Crack is whack and white don't cover black!
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Jason Voorhees should have been the coach.
24 March 2008 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes, things should just not be made. And while the set-up seemed good enough, it proceeds to only make the audience gasp in horror. But the problem is, its not another Saw film. Its just so bad you wish you were receiving punishment from Jason Voorhees.

I lost track of how many sports movies and spoofs it incorporated into the film. And generally, it flopped in its attempts. True, telling his team they should fail every subject to be true players was somewhat funny at first, but that grew tiring to watch. That and the joke about "Radio" and "IPod".

Overall, I can't stand to watch this film again. Even Trantasia is worth more than this. "D-"


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