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Draft Day (I) (2014)

 -  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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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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unplanned pregnancy

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The trade Cleveland makes in the movie is similar to the real-life trade made in the 2012 NFL Draft where the Washington Redskins traded their 2012 #6 overall pick, 2012 2nd Round selection, 2013 1st Round selection and 2014 1st Round selection for the 2012 #2 overall pick in order to select Robert Griffin III. See more »

Goofs

In the initial product placement scene, Ali's Camaro is parked next to a silver pickup with the Chevy logo. From then on its a GMC. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Weaver Jr.: [arguing with Penn] This is about you doing your job and me doing mine. Your job is to coach the team I give you.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Draft Day/Oculus (2014) See more »

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Reno
Written by Michael Joseph Hewitt, Craig Rose , Ryan Hahn and Michael Matthew Turallo
Performed by The Gods of Macho
Courtesy of Urband & Lazar Music Publishing, Inc.
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Me and my movie theatre-working friend enjoyed this depiction of an NFL Draft Day on film
28 April 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this with my movie theatre-working friend. We both enjoyed this story of a general manager of the Cleveland Browns who is played by Kevin Costner in trying to pick the right trades on the day of the NFL draft picks while also dealing with a pregnant associate (Jennifer Garner) he's in a relationship with, a coach who doesn't always agree with his choices (Dennis Leary), and a late father who was the previous coach that he had to fire beforehand due to age. I'll stop there and say I found much that was pretty funny and occasionally touching stuff about some of the players being considered. And director Ivan Reitman was pretty creative with some of the wipes involved in many scene transitions. So on that note, Draft Day is worth a look.


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