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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)

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£774,698 (UK) (2 March 2008)

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$33,472,850 (USA) (27 April 2008)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the first game Jackie Moon introduces Yakadis as being "from a strange country called Lithuania." From the 1940s Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union and wasn't an independent country until 1990. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Will Ferrell's voice can be heard calling, "Precious? Here Dewey." See more »

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References Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

So Very Hard To Go
Written by Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka
Performed by Tower of Power
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I'm getting tired of saying...
30 March 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

if you like cheap and nasty...

Although this movie is entertaining and semi funny,(like my little pun I put in there?)it lacks any kind of evidence that anyone put thought into it... another Hollywood movie thats is wrecking Will Ferrell's reputation.

If your looking for a movie to watch when your mentally tired... this is the perfect pick. There is no thinking involved and you can summon enough energy to laugh at the jokes in it.

Andre Benjamin puts in a good performance - never once do you realize he's acting.

I did enjoy this movie - but I was severely disappointed when it came to my expectations of the movie.

Watch this movie when you have nothing better to do and you wont be disappointed.


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