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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 ...
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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
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Mike Mayock
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Anthony Rizzo ...
Anthony Rizzo
Aaron Goldhammer ...
Aaron Goldhammer
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Jordan Harris ...
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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$28,831,145 (USA) (13 June 2014)
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Tom, the Seahawks general manager in the movie, has a picture of the Legion of Boom, the name of the Seahawks secondary in real life, in his office. In the movie, the Seahawks traded away the number one pick, which would mean they had the worst record in the NFL. In real life, the Seahawks have never had a losing record with the Legion of Boom. See more »

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As the film opens, Chris Berman says, "32 teams, 7 rounds, 224 young men who are about to become players in the National Football League." Although 32 times 7 is 224, there are an additional 32 compensatory picks scattered throughout the draft, resulting in 256 actual picks. This all assumes that no picks were forfeited or surrendered. 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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Tightly paced 'Draft Day' comes out a winner
4 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been a number of films that have focused on the off the field and locker room drama of big time sports, but not many have taken us behind the curtain of the front office side. With the NFL draft now akin to a national holiday in the United States, the high stakes game behind the scenes is arguably more compelling than the one that takes place between the lines on Sundays.

Kevin Costner leads a solid cast, proving once again that though he may not have the widest range, when he's in his wheelhouse there are few who can touch him. The story is ultimately a complete fairytale, but then again most sports movies are.

Though its tepid romantic subplot feels tacked-on to cover all of the demographical bases, Ivan Reitman's 'Draft Day' still delivers a fast paced and well acted dramedy that should please NFL fans. For others, your mileage may vary.


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