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
Many players from the Arena Football League appear in the film as additional players. See more »
The Sharks wear home uniforms, even when they are on the road. The home team is allowed to choose which jersey to wear (though it's admittedly unusual to wear the white "away" uniforms at home). See more »
On any given Sunday you're gonna win or you're gonna lose. The point is - can you win or lose like a man?
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During the end credits, we see D'Amato accepting an award and telling of his future plans with the league. See more »
Alternate television versions of several scenes were filmed. See more »
The beauty of this film lies in its almost abstract presentation, and for some strange reason ANY GIVEN Sunday is possibly my favourite film ever.
The film has different levels so that it can not only be viewed as enjoyable for different demographics, but can also be viewed as a completely different movie altogether - depending on the mindset of the viewer.
The fact that this film has been said to include a cheesy ending is a mistake, seeing as the timing and setting of the final match is very different to any other sports film. The action scenes combination of rabid mayhem mixed with dreamlike calm and hallucinogenic focal points in the key plays really work.
ANY GIVEN Sunday at first glance seems to be a film about how off field actions (wether it be player/manager/owner related) have effected the game of football itself, but it is also about how the game has warped people and corporations around it.
JAMIE FOXX is the star turn here, with AL PACINO strong as ever, delivering a memorable and very different speech (typical of the film).
If for any other reason, watch this film for the music.
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