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Semi-Pro (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  29 February 2008 (USA)
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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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£774,698 (UK) (29 February 2008)

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$33,472,850 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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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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During a jump-ball sequence, a "Spalding" logo appears on the ball. Rawlings manufactured the ABA's red, white, and blue basketballs. However, Spalding currently holds the rights to the names and logos of the now-defunct ABA, and supplies basketballs to the current ABA (formerly known as ABA2000, unrelated to the original American Basketball Association). See more »

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Jackie Moon: [screaming angrily at Father Pat the Ref] I'll burn your house down!
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Performed by Eumir Deodato (as Deodato)
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A bit disappointed!
30 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I was disappointed with this Will Ferrell film because he is so talented and the cast is full of equally talented and known people like Woody Harrelson, Rob Corddry, Andrew Daly, Christine Wiig, and Maura Tierney. The film is set in 1976 in Flint, Michigan before the city took an economic turn for the worse. It's actually Michael Moore's hometown. It would have been nice to have seen him in the film. Unlike his Blades of Glory, his Jackie Moon is a lot more tamer than his Chaz Michael Michaels character. There is a scene with Patti LaBelle but I won't spoil it for you. Apart from the language and the surprised PG-13 rating, this film is a lot tamer about the American Basketball Association dissolving and only taking four teams to the National Basketball Association. Will the Flint Tropics be one of the lucky teams, you will have to watch and see. There are some moments like when Jackie Moon wrestles with an actual bear and jumps over the cheerleaders to help improve audience numbers. Will Ferrell is still one of my favorite performers and even though the script needs improvement, the film is still watchable.


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