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Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 September 1991 (USA)
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.

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Stan Dragoti

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Paul Blake
Hector Elizondo ... Coach Ed Gennero
Robert Loggia ... Coach Wally Rig
Harley Jane Kozak ... Dr. Suzanne Carter
Larry Miller ... Dean Phillip Elias
Sinbad ... Andre Krimm
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Carver Purcell
Rob Schneider ... Chuck Neiderman
Jason Bateman ... Jarvis Edison
Andrew Bryniarski ... Wyatt Beaudry
Duane Davis ... Featherstone
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
Marcus Giamatti ... Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
Kathy Ireland ... Lucy Draper
Andrew Lauer ... Charlie Banks
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

They just might be the biggest bunch of losers that ever became winners. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Necessary Roughness See more »

Filming Locations:

Azle, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,513,130, 29 September 1991

Gross USA:

$26,255,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,255,594
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Paul Blake ( Scott Bakula) gets off the elevator to go to his dorm room for the first time, you can see the elevators have been labeled. The one he gets off says " Sooner or Vator". The other says " Agri- Vator". See more »

Goofs

In the final play of the final game, there is a shot of Blake scrambling. At the end of that clip, before cutting back to Banks (88), it shows Manumana (50) just steps away from blocking out Flat top(55). Then Blake is in the clear and Flat top is running from a distance. See more »

Quotes

Convict Football Player: Gentlemen, this is your home field so please, take the ball.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Liza Jane
by Vince Gill & Reed Nielsen
Performed by Vince Gill
Courtesy of MCA Records
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One of the funniest movies I've seen
13 November 1998 | by Verbal-17See all my reviews

This is an absolutely hilarious movie that I would recommend to

anyone. True, it has the same basic plot as every other sports movie that has come out in the last 20 years (group of ragtags come together to form a team to defeat a bigger, more evil team, etc.), but there such high energy in all the performances, and the dialogue is so brimming with hilarity that it doesn't matter. How many "comedies" have come out recently that contain only a few jokes, each of them surrounded by tons of boring and meaningless plot development that don't add up to anything. For anyone tired of this, I highly urge you to take a look at this highly underrated film filled with dialogue that is refreshingly funny all the way through. Movies like this are what great comedy is all about.


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