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Celtic Pride (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 19 April 1996 (USA)
Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.


Tom DeCerchio


Judd Apatow (story), Colin Quinn (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Wayans ... Lewis Scott
Daniel Stern ... Mike O'Hara
Dan Aykroyd ... Jimmy Flaherty
Gail O'Grady ... Carol O'Hara
Christopher McDonald ... Coach Kimball
Paul Guilfoyle ... Kevin O'Grady
Adam Hendershott ... Tommy O'Hara
Scott Lawrence ... Ted Hennison
Deion Sanders ... Self
Bill Walton ... Self
Guss Williams ... Derrick Lake (as Gus Williams)
Ted Rooney ... Tony Sheppard
Vladimir Cuk ... Lurch
Keith Gibbs Keith Gibbs ... Terry Kirby
Joe Mingle Joe Mingle ... Referee


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 Anonymous

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If you can't beat 'em... steal him!


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and an abundance of crude humor | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Some scenes were shot inside the Boston Garden just before it was scheduled for demolition in the summer of 1995, as the Fleet Center was scheduled to open in September of that year. See more »


After badly spraining his right ankle in the one-on-one game with Lewis, Mike goes to see his wife and can barely walk up the stairs. In a subsequent shot while they are all at the dinner table, a long shot shows Mike vividly bouncing his right leg on the ball of his foot showing no signs of the injury, impossible to do without immense pain. See more »


Mike O'Hara: [after hearing Marv Albert mention talking about him and Jimmy on the radio] ...Jimmy! Marv Albert's talking about us on the radio... Ohhh I could die now!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Whoomp! (There It Is)
Written by Stephen Gibson (as Stephan Gibson), Cecil Glenn, M. Bonsante, S. Pulga, and L. Ninzatte
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TBS very funny, Celtic pride mighty funny
28 October 2004 | by xicelinkx2See all my reviews

1st, everyone keeps dissing the Celtic Pride film. I think the movie was a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. I am a Boston fan but still look at it as if i weren't. What other team has made a movie? Not one, celtics are legendary for there championships over the years. Anyhow Damon Waynes, a (very good actor) did keep the movie funny with his rude comments, and Dan Akyroid and Daniel Stern(very good actors) did there part to play the role of washed up, lazy, full time sports fans dedicated to the game. The movie however no one wanted to see which makes me ponder would people wanna see it if the movie was about another team. My friend made fun of it, but then accually watched it and said "that movies wasn't bad at all" he laughed so many times. Its a good comedy, give the movie a chance, don't hate... on something great... I give my love to the director, he took a chance, i think he did the best he could for this movie.

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Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,809,248, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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