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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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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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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 The Replacements (2000) See more »

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Written by David Coverdale
Performed by Whitesnake
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Not all bad
19 February 2008 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This movie is a nonsense/spoof comedy, in the lines of The Airplane or Naked Gun, but it doesn't even come close to this two, because it lacks originality and a little more intelligent jokes, rather then just throwing you with the same old easy jokes.

You can figure out some references to other movies, from the top of my head I identified Dodgeball and Rocky, so you can have some fun with that, trying to find out what movies are spoofed.

The movie also offers you an occasional laugh, but nothing that can cause you injuries, thus nothing really funny.

I liked the character IPod in some ways (even though some of the jokes with him are standard comedy 101).

I think this movie (and like most of nonsense/spoof comedy) depends on the mood you are in, so if you think you will laugh to any joke watch this movie. If you are in a serious mood forget about this (re)watch The Airplane instead, it will definitely make you laugh


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