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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

Opening Weekend:

£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)

Gross:

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

Except for the Flint Tropics, all of the team names and uniforms are the same as the real ABA. See more »

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The Tropics play the Anaheim Amigos and the Spirits of St. Louis in 1972. The Amigos played only during the 1967-68 season, before becoming the Los Angeles Stars. The Spirits didn't play until the 1974-75 season. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Moon: [screaming angrily at Father Pat the Ref] I'll burn your house down!
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At the end of the credits, Will Ferrell's voice can be heard calling, "Precious? Here Dewey." See more »

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References Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) See more »

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So Very Hard To Go
Written by Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka
Performed by Tower of Power
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by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Will Ferrell doesn't do rated R that well
7 July 2008 | by (California) – See all my reviews

In the immortal words of Charles Barkley: "That was turrible."

They completely overdid the profanity and it just wasn't funny. Profanity in moderation can actually enhance the humor of a movie, but when used indiscriminately it just becomes obnoxious. Besides the overuse of cuss words I found myself left hanging while waiting for a punchline, especially after the abnormally loooong and very unfunny poker scene. I kept waiting for the punchline and there was none. When the scene ended I was just confused. It was like the movie had to be a certain length and this was needed to fill space.

I was very disappointed with this Will Ferrell project. Don't get me wrong, there were some funny lines and some funny scenes but by and large it was a flop. I see why he so quickly followed this movie up with "Step Brothers". I certainly hoped his latest movie is better.


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