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Semi-Pro (2008)

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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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Putting the funk into the dunk. See more »

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

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29 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)

Gross:

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

Amy Sedaris had a role, but her scenes were cut from the final film. See more »

Goofs

Henry Ford had nothing to do with Flint, Michigan. Flint is the birthplace of General Motors, founded as the Buick Motor Company in 1903, by William C. Durant and Joshia D. Dort, co-owners of the Flint-based Durant-Dort Carriage Company. Durant brought engine builder David Buick to Flint from Detroit. Buick was a huge success, and Durant used it as the basis for his "General Motors" corporation in 1910. Henry Ford's auto company was founded in Detroit around 1910; its headquarters are in Dearborn, Michigan. There has never been a Ford facility within 50 miles of Flint, Michigan. See more »

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Jackie Moon: ELE! Everybody love everybody!
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References Blades of Glory (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Pick Up The Pieces
Written by Roger Ball, Alan Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen McIntyre),
Robert McIntosh, Hamish Stuart and Malcolm Duncan
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Average White Band
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Silly movie...but what did you expect?
21 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never for a moment believed that this movie would be earth-shattering or mind-blowing. I expected it to be along the lines of "Talladega Nights" or "Kicking & Screaming," and it was. There were a few laugh out loud moments, and a few mildly amusing stretches, and then there were parts that just weren't funny at all.

But the overall experience wasn't that bad, considering I was just looking for a movie that would make me laugh and pass the night away on those rare date nights with my wife.

The only real complaint I had about it was the language. I thought some of the profanity was a bit excessive, especially considering past Will Ferrell movies. And that's really all the R rating is there for.


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