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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.

Director:

Tom DeCerchio

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

One of two films released in 1996 that starred Damon Wayans as a star athlete and essential to the film's plot. The other was The Great White Hype in which he co-starred with Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson and Jaime Foxx, playing the boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World James "The Grim Reaper" Roper who fights a former Golden Gloves Champion "Irish" Terry Conklin played by future Director Peter Berg. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Suzy: [handing Jimmy a hotdog] ...I toasted it just the way you like.
Jimmy Flaherty: How'd you do that? There's no toaster around here.
Suzy: I used my curling iron.
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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 »

Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

C'mon 'N Ride It (The Train)
Written by C.C. Lemonhead, Jay Ski McGowan, and Barry White
Performed by Quad City DJ's
Courtesy of Big Beat Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
Contains a sample of Theme From "Together Brothers"
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Licensing
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trashed by critics,but i thought it was funny,and very entertaining
27 September 1999 | by jaws!See all my reviews

i really like this movie. it's funny,and very entertaining. it was trashed by critics,but who cares it's good! i watch it very often,and never really get tired of it. some of the wisecracks wayans' makes at stern,and aykroyd are very funny. it's just a very fun movie! i give celtic pride *** out of ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celtic Pride See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,809,248, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:

$9,255,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,255,027
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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