4.2/10
10,291
41 user 47 critic

The Comebacks (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 19 October 2007 (USA)
Trailer
1:53 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $0.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Mailman
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sports Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,349,251 (USA) (21 December 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reunites Melora Hardin, Eric Christian Olsen, & Matthew Lawrence who co-starred in the comedy film The Hot Chick (2002). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Necessary Roughness (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoot the Runner
Written by Christopher Karloff and Sergio Pizzorno
Performed by Kasabian
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG ENTERTAINMENT
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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-"


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?