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

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29 February 2008 (USA)  »

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$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

Jerry Minor has an uncredited role as a DJ in the film. Minor is actually from Flint, where the movie is set. See more »

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Jackie Moon says PBS wanted to do a special about him never "puking" as a child. Jackie Moon was a child in the 1940s or '50s. PBS first aired in 1970. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Moon: [to referee] Suck my cock! I'll murder your family!
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Mr. Big Stuff
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Semi-Pro is Semi-Good
28 August 2008 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

Will Ferrell adds nothing new to this movie, nothing we haven't seen before in his other movies and at some point it just felt like I was watching a movie I had already seen before. I did find myself laughing at several parts of the film, but this is not a movie which I will be wanting to watch again unlike some of his past films. The high point of the film was in the scene where they were all shooting an apparently empty gun at one another. I have to admit I laughed pretty hard in that scene and in a couple more moments. Will Ferrell always manages to get a couple of laughs out of me, but this movie was just too dumb and stupid ( well most of his films are and that is what makes them funny, but this was just a little too repetitive). Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin were pretty funny and it was good to see them working with Ferrell. The problem is that Wills character seems to be very similar in all his movies and there is a lack of originality that begins shortening the laughs. There were also very few memorable quotes in this film unlike in his other movies.


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