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...
See full summary »
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
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
Lucy Draper (Kathy Ireland) plays the first female placekicker on the Armadillos team, in 1991. Since the film was released, several women have played college football. While most female college football players have either been placekickers or holders for placekickers, in 2014 Shelby Osborne became a defensive back for Campbellsville University in Kentucky. See more »
In the final game, when Andre Krimm knocks the football loose, #61 falls on the fumble. In the next shot, #50 is on top of the ball. See more »
[turns off radio]
I hate that station. My dad owns it. I don't want to see another building with his name on it.
See more »
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 »
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 ****
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this