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

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Monix mentions a bar on "route 59". There is no such highway in Flint. Also Michigan residents don't refer to highways as "routes". See more »

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Dick Pepperfield: Jackie's teammates doing just an awful job of stabilizing his spine off the court.
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Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
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Will Ferrell really misses the head of the nail with this film
1 February 2009 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of Will Ferrell's worst films. It was just awful. Blades of Glory was much better and I didn't think that was a great comedy. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, a has been singer whom now owns a basketball team. Not only is he the owner, he is also a player and the coach. Of course, he really doesn't know much about coaching except showing his players how to dance in animal costumes. The commissioner tells them that 4 teams from the league will be added to the NBA, and Moon's Tropics aren't one of them. But Moon insists that they should play the season out and the top 4 teams get to go to the NBA. So, now there is the stereotypical "bad news bears" team that all of a sudden starts winning and only needs one more win to reach the goal.

Some jokes used are a bear fight, a hippie who wins a 10000 dollar shot but never gets paid, the alley-oop, etc.... Just not that funny.

FINAL VERDICT: Don't assume this will be half descent since Ferrell stars in it. It is really a dud.


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