Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a thirty-four-year-old quarterback, a female placekicker, and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts.Written by
(At ten minutes and five seconds) When Coach Ed Gennero (Hector Elizondo) approaches Paul Blake (Scott Bakula), the sign on the fence reads, "Neckover Trailers PO Box 455, Troup, Texas 214-842-3107. The area code has since then changed to 903, so the phone number is now 903-842-3107 which is still in business, as of December 2015. See more »
On the opening kickoff against Texas, the PA announcer says the ball was caught on the 6 yard line. It is then returned for a TD and the PA announcer says it was a 96 yard return. The ball would have to have been caught on the 4 yard line or it would have been a 94 yard return. See more »
[yelling at two students who quit at the tryout]
YOU CALL YOURSELF ARMADILLOS! THEN MOVE IT, YOU SORRY-ASS BUNCHES OF QUIVERING CIVILIAN SLIME!
[students leave as he addresses Coach Gennero]
Sir, we haven't had this many deserters in the Republican Guard.
Son, are you all that you can be?
SIR, YES SIR!
A little too much.
Sir, Yes Sir.
Sir, Yes Sir!
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The UK cinema version was cut by 7 seconds to cut two of the film's three uses of strong language for a '12' rating. Video versions are uncut, and upgraded to a '15' rating. See more »
In the pantheon of football movies it's not the best, but not the worst by far. It's a decent comedy for the generation when it came out. The ensemble cast worked well together and anything with Kathy Ireland in it can't be all that bad. Sinbad also looked like someone who may have played football before going to teaching. 6/10
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