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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 »

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Vince DeAntonio: Hey! Scoreboard talks. You don't.
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Underdogs
Written by Sam Hollander, Josh Edmondson, JT Harding
Performed by JTX
Produced by Sam Hollander and Josh Edmondson
Engineered by Geoffrey Strasser and Brennan Aerts
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Should have been direct to DVD
24 August 2013 | by (Louisville, Oh) – See all my reviews

Terrible movie with some bad acting. Mrs Burkett was terrible and stuttering dad was unbelievable. Turns out to be an ad for suarez's eden pure heaters. Good local flair and commentating by the local whbc sports reporter but not enough to make it worth the matinée price or the 1hr 45mins. of my time that I can't get back.

The best I can say about the movie is that quality filming was present. Doesn't look low budget.

My children and spouse graduated from Aquinas and they were embarrassed to see their school in this movie.

Movie is predictable and takes part of the local storyline into the movie. Those that worked at the Hoover company lived the working part of the story.

Save your time and if your local wait for the DVD release, should be in about 2 weeks.


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