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