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Underdogs (2013)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 6 April 2013 (USA)
Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.

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Vince DeAntonio
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Bill Burkett
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John Handon II
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Bobby Burkett
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Renee Donohue
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John Handon III (as Charles Carver)
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Nancy Smith-Burkett
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Mike Mayhew
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Michelle Stratton
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Joe Namath
Sam Bourquin ...
Sam Bourquin
J.T. Harding ...
Tim Wilfork (as John 'JT' Harding)
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Damien Taylor
Fabien Oliver Paul-Blanc ...
Justin 'Big' Mack
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Jamal Lee (as Aric Generette Floyd)
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Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises from obscurity to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community. Bobby Burkett is the promising quarterback for the Knights, but his Division Four school has never made a playoff appearance until Coach Vince DeAntonio's arrival. Their gruff new coach recruits a talented but insecure receiver and gives a juvenile delinquent offensive lineman a second chance. When Bobby falls for rival cheerleader Renee Donohue, a battle for more than a championship begins with the Viking's "golden boy" quarterback John Hanford III. Meanwhile, Bobby's father is being sued by his former employer and town patriarch John Hanford II over the intellectual rights to a revolutionary new energy saving product. With their home at stake, things look grim for the Burketts (until rumors of Hanford Corp's move to Mexico surface). Now with hundreds of manufacturing jobs at stake... Written by Anonymous

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$5,371 (USA) (23 August 2013)

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$34,810 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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The rival high school is referred to as "Herbert Hoover High School" when in fact it was named after William Henry Hoover, founder of the Hoover Company. See more »

Quotes

Player 88: Hey, Bobby.
Bobby Burkett: Yeah!
Player 88: What's new coach doin' way up there?
Bobby Burkett: I don't know. Lookin' for a win?
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One More Time
Written by Grant Michaels and Amir Salem
Performed by WNDRBRD
Published by Songs Music Publishing LLC o/b/o Lucky Human Crew Music
(ASCAP), Azeem Music (ASCAP), Song of SMP (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mighty Seven Music
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Wow! This Is Bad!
14 May 2014 | by (Okinawa) – See all my reviews

As in really, really bad. The writing is terrible, the actors are horrible. We did get a good laugh at how terribly awful the movie is. I thought it was made 20 years earlier and my husband had dug up a gem from the unwatched movies tucked in to Netflix. There was not one appealing character, the scenes were clichéd... you could guess every single line and outcome. I love football and usually will sit through anything and at least partially be attracted. All I can say is, "Wow!" Was this movie cast from the dregs of an acting school in Akron, Ohio? And what kind of music makes up the background? The music would be better matched to a fern bar. I was stunned to learn this film had grossed over $30,000. Much like "Snakes on a Plane," "Underdogs" movie copies will fill bins in WalMart at a few hundred pennies for hopeful sale for many years to come.


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