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Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 September 1991 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Blake
... Coach Ed Gennero
... Coach Wally Rig
... Dr. Suzanne Carter
... Dean Phillip Elias
... Andre Krimm
... Carver Purcell
... Chuck Neiderman
... Jarvis Edison
... Wyatt Beaudry
... Featherstone
Michael Dolan ... Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
... Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
... Lucy Draper
... Charlie Banks
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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 Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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This gang of loners, loonies and losers are about to become something they've never been before. A team See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Armadillo Bears - Ein total chaotischer Haufen  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,255,594
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Andrew Bryniarski and Duane Davis would play football players again in The Program (1993). See more »

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During the try-out scene, a gym back partially covers the "NT" (for North Texas) in the middle of the gym floor. The school in the movie is TSU (Texas State University). See more »

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Suzanne Carter: We're consenting adults.
Dean Elias: So were Bonnie and Clyde
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Spoofs The Longest Yard (1974) See more »

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hilarious sports movie
11 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

This was a very funny sports (specifically American Football) movie where a college football team gets heavily sanctioned by such things as recruitment violations and has to get a new team from its student body and recruits its quarterback as a 34-year-old farmer in Scott Bakula. I will admit that there was hardly anything new in this formula and cliché-ridden film, and you will probably be able to figure out what happens in the final scene once it arrives, but you will have a fun time getting there. I absolutely loved Rob Schneider's role as the sportscaster. The coaches, players, and the lady professor were all great, and the movie was hilarious throughout. I actually attended the filming of the final scene at UNT. That was fun. You will not regret watching this movie.

*** out of ****


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