A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. Gene Hackman plays the coach of the team, Jack Warden is the owner, Brett Cullen is the All-Pro quarterback that goes on strike and Keanu Reeves is the "scab" who replaces the star QB.Written by
Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones) is repeatedly seen tightly clutching a football in multiple off-the-field scenes, including in the cafeteria and during the chalk talk (quicksand) scene. This is because of a deleted scene, in which Coach McGinty (Gene Hackman) tells Franklin to never let go of the football, in the hopes it will help him reduce dropped passes on the field, a mistake Franklin makes alarmingly often. See more »
The team name disappears and reappears in the end zone between shots after the final touchdown. See more »
I want you to know that if anything like this bar fight happens again, there'll be no place on the football team for any of you!... Do I make myself perfectly clear?
And just for the record, I would've loved to have been there to see Martel get his ass kicked!
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It's a sportsmovie. It's got every sports cliche in the book: "I look at you and see two men. The man you are and the man you ought to be." But, hell, who cares? It's the Major League of football movies. Sure, it's not gonna win an Oscar, but it's entertaining. A good movie to kill 2 hours. You want drama in a football movie, check out Any Given Sunday. You want fun, mindless entertainment, check this out. Props to Keanu Reeves for learning to throw like a genuine quarterback.
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