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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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£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)

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$33,472,850 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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The last film from New Line Cinema before it was bought out by Warner Brothers. See more »

Goofs

During the "jive turkey" incident, Bobby Dee lays Lou Redwood's gun on the poker table. As the camera cuts to show Lou laughing, the gun is clearly seen on the table in front of Lou even though you can hear the off screen thump of Dee laying it on the table. As the camera cuts back, Cornelius Banks has the gun in his hand. See more »

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Father Pat the Ref: Corndogs, Jackie! Corndogs, for all these people!
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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 »

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References Blades of Glory (2007) See more »

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Funky Stuff
Written by George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens, Claydes Smith,
Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Richard Westfield, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell) and Ronald Bell
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pretty Darn Funny
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really can't stand the site of Will Farrell, and I usually find him anything but funny. I hated Ron Burgundy and thought Elf was trite, but i have to say I pretty much laughed my way throughout this entire movie.

It was made as a comedy, which it excels at being, but it is also a really good period piece on the 70's (love the fro's). The story was also really good, a bit predictable but well done - I found myself caring about the characters and the out come of the story.

I was entertained throughout this entire movie, and i would add this movie amongst other American comedy classics such as Family Vacation, Uncle Buck or even Planes, Trains and Automobiles... all very different movies, but ones that made us laugh and kept us smiling.


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