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The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 11 August 2000 (USA)
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During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writer:

Vince McKewin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Shane Falco
Gene Hackman ... Jimmy McGinty
Brooke Langton ... Annabelle Farrell
Orlando Jones ... Clifford Franklin
Faizon Love ... Jamal
Michael Taliferro ... Andre (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Ace Yonamine ... Fumiko
Troy Winbush ... Walter Cochran
David Denman ... Brian Murphy
Jon Favreau ... Bateman
Michael Jace ... Wilkinson
Rhys Ifans ... Nigel Gruff
Gailard Sartain ... Pilachowski
Art LaFleur ... Banes
Brett Cullen ... Eddie Martel
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Taglines:

Pain heals, Chicks dig scars... Glory lasts forever See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Washington Sentinels running back Walter Cochran (played by Troy Winbush) not only wears the same number as Chicago Bears legend and hall-of-famer Walter Payton, 34, but the first time he gets the ball he does a single long jump-stride in open field before he takes off sprinting, Payton's signature move. See more »

Goofs

During the "fight play" on Shane's first play in the final game, the referee (in the white hat) is broadcasting the penalties over the PA system. In the close-up of Shane smiling, the referee is behind him in the backfield area, where he is always stationed during a play. See more »

Quotes

Jamal Jackson: [Jamal, Nigel, Andre, and Jumbo are eating at the same table, eating] What the hell is this?
Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff: Chinese spareribs.
Jumbo: You don't want 'em, get the fuck outta here.
Jamal Jackson: What I'm trying to figure out, is how did the Chinaman over here, get 700 pounds off of eating this shit?
Jumbo: I'm Japanese, not Chinese.
Jamal Jackson: It's the same difference.
Jumbo: What?
Jamal Jackson: It's the same difference. All that big...
[mimicks Japanese]
Jumbo: Nigga, please. You know Japan and China are two different countries, right?
[...]
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Connections

References Damn Yankees (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Bust A Move
Written by Matt Dike and Marvin Young
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl
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Entertainment for the fun of it
21 January 2001 | by TynneSee all my reviews

This movie was made purely for entertainment. What a breath of fresh air. With all the extremely dramatic, be it important, films being made lately (Life is Beautiful,etc), it's nice to watch a film that is just entertaining. The supporting cast was amazing, as an ensemble they worked together as a team should. And Keanu Reeves gave a wonderful performance - he is often under appreciated as an actor because he is attractive - but he gave a solid performance. Gene Hackman was good - that goes without saying, but I think this is the first time I've ever seen him portray a character I actually liked.

If you enjoy a good laugh, this a movie you would likely enjoy.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. | Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Replacements See more »

Filming Locations:

Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,039,214, 13 August 2000

Gross USA:

$44,737,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,054,511
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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