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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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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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£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)

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$33,472,850 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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Will Ferrell has stated that this would be his last sports-related comedy. See more »

Goofs

During a jump-ball sequence, a "Spalding" logo appears on the ball. Rawlings manufactured the ABA's red, white, and blue basketballs. However, Spalding currently holds the rights to the names and logos of the now-defunct ABA, and supplies basketballs to the current ABA (formerly known as ABA2000, unrelated to the original American Basketball Association). See more »

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Dick Pepperfield: Well, we've got an especially dirty hippy here down on the court trying to sink an impossible shot.
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Why Can't We Be Friends
Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown (as Harold Ray I. Brown),
Morris D. Dickerson (as Morris DeWayne Dickerson), Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan (as Le Roy L. Jordan),
, Charles Miller (as Charles William Miller), Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott
Performed by War (as WAR)
Courtesy of Avenue Records
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no thanks, no more Ferrell !
13 June 2008 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I was pretty hilarious when they started shooting all around with that loaded gun. But that was it. I absolutely disliked the whole cheap and not so funky - thing. It is a big disappointment because I like Will so much -especially older Night at the Roxbury and Blades of Glory. And there... well, it wasn't so much fun after all. Tarantino would have made it look more gloomy, Ben Stiller dirtier, Sean Penn more moralistic for sure, but there... oh my ! Will Ferrell really didn't work on this one, I can't believe this ! Is there even a script ? I mean, it looks like a bad joke : a movie about losers hiring a former champ who's not even one, is actually a movie with losers in it -no actor can really play basketball except that black dude, right?- casting a 'real'actor -the same Harrelson- who must have felt pretty bored the whole time. What a shame, Will ! Never again !


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