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Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 31 May 1996 (USA)
Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Rash

Writers:

Steve Zacharias (story), Jeff Buhai (story) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Eddie
Frank Langella ... Wild Bill Burgess
Dennis Farina ... Coach Bailey
Richard Jenkins ... Assistant Coach Zimmer
Lisa Ann Walter ... Claudine
John Benjamin Hickey ... Joe Nader
Troy Byer ... Beth Hastings (as Troy Beyer)
John Salley ... Nate Wilson
Rick Fox ... Terry Hastings
Malik Sealy Malik Sealy ... Stacy Patton
Mark Jackson Mark Jackson ... Darren Taylor
Dwayne Schintzius Dwayne Schintzius ... Ivan Radovadovitch
Greg Ostertag Greg Ostertag ... Joe Sparks
Vernel Singleton Vernel Singleton ... Jamal Duncan
Marv Albert ... Marv Albert
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Storyline

Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so "Wild Bill" fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima donnas that make up the team and turns them around. But the owner hopes to move the team, now the darling of the New York fans, to St. Louis. He may OWN the team, but it BELONGS to the city and the fans! Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Taglines:

The Newest Coach In The NBA Has Got The Knicks Right Where She Wants Them.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

31 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eddie - En värsting till coach See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$178,363, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$31,356,117, 22 September 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,700,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

3 actual New York Knicks during the time of filming had a cameo during the playground pickup scene.... John Starks, Anthony Mason, and Herb Williams all appeared during the pickup scene in the playground. See more »

Goofs

When the Knicks are winning, Eddie comes out in her new Armani suit about three games earlier than its debut. See more »

Quotes

Coach John Bailey: (now as coach of the Charlotte Hornets) Hey, Zimmer, where's your coach - still in the ladies' room?
Carl Zimmer: I don't know where she is.
Coach John Bailey: Well, if she doesn't show up here pretty quick, you're going to have awfully big shoes to fill, even if they are high heels.
Carl Zimmer: Uh, John, I've been around for a lot of years. I learned from the best.
Coach John Bailey: Well, thanks, Carl. I appreciate that, really. Thank you.
Carl Zimmer: I wasn't talking about you.
Coach John Bailey: Chump.
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Connections

Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

DA DRIBBOL
Written by John Courtney, Joe Galdo, Freddie Garcia and Stephen Roybol
Produced by Joe Galdo
Performed by N. B. Hey
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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Underrated Whoopi Comedy
5 January 2003 | by robert1500caSee all my reviews

Eddie isn't the best movie ever made, but it's perfect for watching on a lazy afternoon. It's one of those unpretentious Whoopi Goldberg comedies that bring a smile to your face. Whoopi plays Eddie, a loud-mouthed New York Knicks fan who through dumb luck becomes head coach. Expect lots of cameos from real NBA players and wooden acting from those same players (There are many howlers by "Preacher" a.k.a. B-baller Mark Jackson). Overall, a pleasant diversion not meant for film snobs. 7/10


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