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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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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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Spoofs Any Given Sunday (1999) See more »

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Written by David Coverdale
Performed by Whitesnake
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not spectacular, but certainly funny
23 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot say that this is a well constructed film. The plot isn't even that impressive, at all. But what can't be denied is that this film is funny. I don't know about hilarious, but i certainly laughed a lot in it. And I was not the only one in the whole theater doing so. So, while some people are writing massive articles slamming this film, remember, it is not meant to be an epic masterpiece or spectacular film. It is meant to be stupid and funny, and it certainly was that. It certainly suffered from lazy script writing, but no one was trying for an Oscar here. This is a pretty funny film, and the laughs in it cannot be denied. To close this argument we only need the name of one character. Ipod.

N.B. this film should not be compared to Dodgeball, they are not in the same league


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