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Necessary Roughness (1991)

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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... See full summary »

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

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Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armadillo Bears - Ein total chaotischer Haufen See more »

Filming Locations:

Azle, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,255,594
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jarvis Edison: [turns off radio] I hate that station. My dad owns it. I don't want to see another building with his name on it.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Replacements (2000) See more »

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hilarious sports movie
11 July 2010 | by mattkratzSee 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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