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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)  »

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Box Office

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,075,114, 2 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,472,850, 27 April 2008
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In April 2008, Rocky the Grizzly Bear, who wrestles Will Ferrell's character in this movie, killed Stephan Miller, one of his trainers and a cousin of a stuntman doubling for Ferrell, by biting him on the neck. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Petrelli: How come it says "Monix" on your jersey when your name's "Pussy"?
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Shining Star
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Very good Will Ferrell Vehicle
1 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

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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