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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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£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)

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$33,472,850 (USA) (25 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

The Tropics play the Anaheim Amigos, but the Amigos played only during the 1967-68 season, before becoming the Los Angeles Stars. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Moon: [jokingly aiming an unloaded gun at his head] I'll see you fuckers in hell.
[pulls trigger, all laugh]
Bobby Dee: [aiming the gun at Jackie] Jackie, "Love Me Sexy" is the worst song I've ever heard.
[pulls trigger, all laugh]
Cornelius Banks: Watch this.
Cornelius Banks: [aiming the gun at Lou] I did call you jive turkey.
[pulls trigger, all laugh]
Dick Pepperfield: [aiming the gun at Lou] I know you slept with Mrs. Pepperfield!
[pulls trigger, all laugh]
Lou Redwood: [laughing] We're saying nutty things 'cause they're not true... especially that, more than the rest.
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"No person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into any agreement, in connection with the depiction of tobacco products." See more »

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References Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) See more »

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The World Is A Ghetto
Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown (as Harold Ray I. Brown),
Morris D. Dickerson (as Morris DeWayne Dickerson), 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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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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