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Draft Day (2014)

R | | Drama, Sport | 11 April 2014 (USA)
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At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

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Tom Michaels
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Walt Gordon
Mel Kiper ...
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Jon Gruden
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Deion Sanders ...
Deion Sanders
Mike Mayock ...
Mike Mayock
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Ali
Anthony Rizzo ...
Anthony Rizzo
Aaron Goldhammer ...
Aaron Goldhammer
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Jordan Harris ...
Vontae's Nephew
Zachary Littlejohn ...
Vontae's Nephew (as Zachary Littleton)
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Storyline

It's draft day in the NFL and as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny is forced to come up with a big move. After trading for the number one pick, Sonny has to choose between a lower-ranked linebacker with a questionable past or a celebrated quarterback with a questionable future. All the while, Sonny is walking in the footsteps of his father and personal complications force their way to the surface. Written by Anne Campbell

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The greatest victories don't always happen on the field.

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,783,603 (USA) (11 April 2014)

Gross:

$28,831,145 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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Trivia

This movie contains several actors/actresses who played characters in comic book based super hero tv shows & movies: Kevin Costner: Jonathan Kent, Man of Steel; Jennifer Garner: Elektra, Daredevil & Electra; Tom Welling: Clark Kent, Smallville; Frank Langella: Perry White, Superman Returns; Chadwick Boseman: T'Challa/Black Panther, Captain America 3, Black Panther; Dennis Leary: Capt. Stacy, Amazing Spiderman 1 & 2; David Ramsey: John Diggle, Arrow & The Flash Josh Pence: young Ra's Al Ghul, The Dark Knight Returns. See more »

Goofs

When O'Reilly tells Sonny about the Redskins' play book trick, he says they hold the number 5 pick in the draft. But when the Draft begins, Denver is the team drafting ahead of Jacksonville, who holds the 6th pick. See more »

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Chris Berman: Thirty-two teams, seven rounds, 224 young men who, today, are about to become players in the National Football League. A day where lives are changed. fates are decided, dynasties are born, and the clock is always ticking. Of course, I'm talking about... Draft Day.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 April 2016 (2016) See more »

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Written by Michael Joseph Hewitt, Craig Rose , Ryan Hahn and Michael Matthew Turallo
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The Human Element That Is Draft Day
4 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Give Kevin Costner a good human-interest role and he can bring his unique star power making it both entertaining and compelling. As an adult I've grown less enamored with pro football and in fairness I'm from Alabama where college football is all it can be and pro isn't a factor. That said, it's the corporate money machine mentality that, in my humble opinion, soils the things I fondly remember of the ancient NFC/AFC of the sixties (where loyalty trumped money often for an entire career).

Well, this movie makes that big-business drama work as something much more human. Where the general managers struggle like desperate children for some kind of immediate better future. When even in the last hours those gilded picks are subject to human-error and wild scrambling per last minute decisions and deals. The kind of deals that come not just from statistics, but deeper beliefs. I'd say Draft Day brings this kind of tense drama to the screen with aplomb Is it a true representation? I'd say it doesn't matter because this is a movie and it's a good one.


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