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Samuel L. Jackson,
The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after the end of the season. Mike and Jimmy, two die-hard sports fans who will risk anything for the Celtics to win, are really getting into the games. The Celtics would be a sure win if it weren't for Lewis Scott, the cocky, loud-mouth star of the Jazz. After Scott himself punishes the Celtics in a bad loss, Mike and Jimmy decide to take things into their own hands by kidnapping Scott and holding him until after the crucial game takes place.Written by
Despite the film's title, the film was not shot in Boston. All their scenes were recreated in Joshua Tree due to budget constraints. See more »
When Mike tells Chris McCarhthey that the Celtics were up by 18 at the half, in fact, they were only up by 15. See more »
Who are you man? Some bitter ex-high school player who never really made it? You sit around, watching sports, criticizing professional athletes 'cause you wish it was you out there.
You are so far off. It's sad.
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After the credits, the Boston Garden is demolished. (This is a special effect; at the time the movie was released, the real Garden was still standing.) See more »
Best Boston basketball hostage movie of the 1990's?
This is the single greatest Boston basketball hostage movie of the 1990's. Damon Wayans is reminiscent of a young Poitier in his role of Lewis Scott, a man who was born to play the game. The problem is, two Boston basketball fans do not want to see Scott and his Utah Jazz defeat their beloved Boston Celtics. So they kidnap him. The homosexual chemistry between Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd is a delight, as it is rare that Kevin Arnold and Beldar Conehead can live together in eternal bliss. Celtic Pride mixes themes of anti-basketball hostage and gay rights in a march to the finish line in the marathon of film. It's a shame that Daniel Stern did not receive the Oscar for his exquisite role as Mike O'Hara, a homosexual alcoholic father who really only needs his lover (Aykroyd), and the Boston Celtics. Three hurrahs for director Tom DiCerchio!
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