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Any Given Sunday (1999)

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tony D'Amato
... Christina Pagniacci
... Jack 'Cap' Rooney
... Dr. Harvey Mandrake
... Willie Beamen
... Julian Washington
... Dr. Ollie Powers
... Montezuma Monroe
... Luther 'Shark' Lavay
... Jimmy Sanderson
... Patrick 'Madman' Kelly
... Vanessa Struthers
... Cindy Rooney
... Margaret Pagniacci
... Nick Crozier
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Storyline

When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the... Written by Anonymous

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Life is a contact sport. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for strong language and some nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gridiron  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,584,625, 26 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,530,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,230,832
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the information in the movie is based on the book, "You're Okay, It's Just a Bruise: A Doctor's Sideline Secrets About Pro Football's Most Outrageous Team," by Rob Huizenga. See more »

Goofs

When Willie is talking to his mother on the phone after his first game and they show a reply of him throwing up on TV - it shows the score as 21-17 Miami. However, when Beamen enters the game, the opponent had already scored it's defensive touchdown to make it 24-21. See more »

Quotes

Julian Washington: [to Willie Beamen] What the fuck you mean, I'm dying inside? Motherfucker. Kiss my Armani ass! You know what I did for this team? I'll take ya fuckin' life!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see D'Amato accepting an award and telling of his future plans with the league. See more »

Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

FINALE
from "THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT"
Written by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Münchner Rundfunkorchester (as The Munich Radio Orchestra)
Conducted by Marcello Panni
Courtesy of NIGHTINGALE CLASSICS and KOCH INTERNATIONAL
By Arrangement With SOURCE / Q
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Sports in its most brutal moments
15 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Wild and outrageous, Any Given Sunday gives the viewer a glimpse into an athletic world not too far from the real thing. While some of the scenes were a little too over the top, it proved to be a very enjoyable experience. As a major football fan, I was disappointed in the fact the NFL did not allow Stone to use their logos and stadiums. Oh well, I seemed to enjoy the fictional league even better, even if some of the team uniforms were a dreadful. Jamie Fox portrayed Willie Beamon perfectly, epitomizing the selfish athlete with a cultured ease. While the speed of Beamon's rise proved to be a little too quick, the message in the rise and fall of stardom was more poignant than anything.


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