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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$28,831,145 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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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 to the St. Louis Rams in order to select Robert Griffin III See more »

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In the beginning of the film the radio host says "football was invented in Canton Ohio". This is not in any way true. American football comes from rugby, football was an east coast game mostly in colleges, developed further by a Yale man and the first pro game was played in Pittsburgh. The American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of the NFL, was founded in a Canton car dealership on September 17, 1920, but football was not "invented" in Canton. 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 Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.41 (2015) See more »

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Born to Rise
Written by Alexander Francis Barry, Mark Kasprzyk and Julian Tomarin
Performed by Redlight King
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Costner's sports movie magic is back & this movie did the impossible. It made you root for a sports executive. I loved it!
26 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"No one can stop a ticking clock, the great ones always find a way to slow it down." Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) is the GM of the Cleveland Browns and is getting ready for today's NFL draft. He isn't in good graces with the Brown's fans but that all changes when he makes a trade for the #1 pick. With pressure from the owner, his new head coach and his mother, Sonny isn't sure if what he wants is the same as what everyone else wants. His choices not only affect his job but everyone around him as well. I am a sucker for sports movies and I really like Kevin Costner so I was really looking forward to seeing this. Almost right away I was sucked in and enjoyed myself the entire time. This is very much like Moneyball so if you liked that movie you will like this as well. Costner is a perfect choice and there is just something about him and sports movies that is perfect. The movie is about the decisions people make when adding a player to their team, it may not seem like it but its exciting and keeps you guessing and wondering the entire time. You really root for Costner the entire time and want him to succeed. Again, it may be because I am a huge sports fan but I loved this movie and I highly recommend this. Overall, if you liked Moneyball you will love this one. I give this an A.


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