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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fél-profi  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)


$33,472,850 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Will Ferrell has stated that this would be his last sports-related comedy. See more »


The San Antonio Spurs are portrayed as the best team in the league finishing in first place. During the 1975-76 ABA Season when the movie took place, the Spurs finished third in the standings. When the regular season ended that year, the best record in the league belonged to the Denver Nuggets. See more »


Jackie Moon: No refunds, consider your refund escaping this death trap with your lives!
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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 »


Give Me Just a Little More Time
Written by Ron Dunbar (as Ronald Dunbar) and Eddie Holland (as Edythe Wayne)
Performed by Chairman of the Board
Courtesy of Holland Dozier Holland Productions, Inc
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Pretty Darn Funny
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really can't stand the site of Will Farrell, and I usually find him anything but funny. I hated Ron Burgundy and thought Elf was trite, but i have to say I pretty much laughed my way throughout this entire movie.

It was made as a comedy, which it excels at being, but it is also a really good period piece on the 70's (love the fro's). The story was also really good, a bit predictable but well done - I found myself caring about the characters and the out come of the story.

I was entertained throughout this entire movie, and i would add this movie amongst other American comedy classics such as Family Vacation, Uncle Buck or even Planes, Trains and Automobiles... all very different movies, but ones that made us laugh and kept us smiling.

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