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Semi-Pro (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  29 February 2008 (USA)
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Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true



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Three men, three dreams. It's 1976 in Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon's American Basketball Association team languishes in last place, with few fans in the seats. Jackie dreams of a merger with the NBA. A tough-minded point guard named Monix is at the end of his career; he's played on the champion Celtics but accepts a trade to Flint to be close to Lynn, the love of his life. Clarence "Coffee" Brown dreams of stardom: he's the Tropics' best player, but he's a hotdog who doesn't value teamwork. When the trio learns that a merger is in the works that won't include the Tropics, they pull the team together to try to achieve the impossible. Can dreams come true in Flint? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)


$33,472,850 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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The narrator for the Shasta Apple soda commercial is Tom Bosley of Happy Days (1974) fame. We see the commercial during the on court brawl. See more »


Although the movie is set in the 1970s, many people in the crowd at various games are wearing current fashions, like hipster jeans and contemporary sports jerseys. This is most noticeable when the bear escapes and everyone in the crowd rushes to exit the stadium. See more »


Jackie Moon: [screaming angrily at Father Pat the Ref] I'll burn your house down!
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"No person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into any agreement, in connection with the depiction of tobacco products." See more »


References Slap Shot (1977) See more »


Tell Me Something Good
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Ronnie Laws
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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You Like Will Ferrel? Go on ahead and see it then...
14 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie hinges on one simple fact: do you or do you not just enjoy Will Ferrel?

If the answer to that is yes, then you will enjoy this a lot. Because there's not much new doing here: it's Ferell as another idiotic, self-loving, loud and beef-headed, dim-witted professional...insert obscure profession or athlete. This is just "Anchorman", "Ricky Bobby", "Blades of Glory", or what have you, except in basketball. If you enjoy those movies, and Will Ferrel's shameless antics (I'm not saying they're bad, I'm just saying I want to see him try something else now and then) then here's one for you.

But I also give kudos to the supporting players (like Woody Harrelson, who in a stroke of brilliance, is acting like he's in a real drama and not a spoof), the inspired 70's soundtracks and references. 6/10

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