In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
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
The melody to Jackie Moon's theme song "Love Me Sexy" largely came about from Will Ferrell's first table read of the script. Director Kent Alterman sent leading record producer Nile Rodgers a recording of the improv that Ferrell did on that day, and Rodgers built up the song from around that. See more »
Monix mentions a bar on "route 59". There is no such highway in Flint. Also Michigan residents don't refer to highways as "routes". See more »
Semi-pro will not go down in the anals of great comedies.
If you are looking for a plot synopsis, well this movie is not for you. It's pretty short on story and pretty high on funny bits.
The one thing I will say is that the film is not overpowered by Will Ferrell silliness. Oh don't mistake me there is some silliness but it is only part of a greater picture.
It has 4-5 hilarious scenes and many lines that will be quotable for a long time. I left the theatre laughing and repeating line with my friends. And really what more are you asking for in a Will Ferrell Comedy???
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