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Draft Day (I) (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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Deion Sanders ...
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Mike Mayock ...
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Ali
Anthony Rizzo ...
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Aaron Goldhammer ...
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Jordan Harris ...
Vontae's Nephew
Zachary Littlejohn ...
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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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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$28,831,145 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2012 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

Anthony had a jersey prepared with "Callahan" and the number 1 to present to Bo Callahan at the NFL draft. The NFL's procedure is to print a jersey on-site, and Roger Goodell would present the jersey. See more »

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Ali: How is it that the ultimate prize in the most macho sport ever invented is a piece of jewelry?
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Great movie for all sports fans.
10 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Draft Day. Yes I am female and yes I love sports especially football but this is a movie anyone can enjoy. It made me think of the movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt. A very interesting look at the madness, pressure and inner turmoil that one man has to endure in performing his duty of putting a team together. Kevin Costner gives an outstanding performance as Sonny, Jennifer Garner gives a top performance as well. This movie keeps you engaged the whole time, not for a moment did I feel it dragged or got boring. Some of the backdrop scenes of various cities and stadiums just takes your breath away, very much suited for the big screen, a must see in the theater.


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