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Draft Day (2014)

PG-13 | | 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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Dave Donaldson ...
Danny
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Tom Michaels
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Walt Gordon
Mel Kiper ...
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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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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Drama | Sport

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11 April 2014 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,783,603 (USA) (13 April 2014)

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$28,831,145 (USA) (15 June 2014)
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Alongside other actors who've portrayed superheroes, Tom Welling, also appears in the film and is well known for playing Clark Kent/Superman in Smallville (2001). See more »

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When Vontae Mack is driving in Virginia during his phone call with Sonny, he passes The Bertram Inn & Conference Center which is located in Aurora, Ohio. 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 29 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Written by Phil Garrod, Reed Hays and Scott Schreer
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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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