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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Throw the ball. Catch the girl. Keep it simple. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,039,214, 13 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,737,059, 19 November 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,317,452
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the team raises their glasses to Shane at the bar, Cochran's champagne glass is full of milk. As he's a very religious man, it's fair to assume that he doesn't drink. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where McGruff kicks the 65 yard field goal ("Put me in boss-I'm bored", and "smoking on the field") we see all or part of the same clip of McGruff smoking four times. The clip involves him taking the cigarette out of his mouth, and blowing a cloud of smoke. (We see it first over the tail end of John Madden's voice-over. Then, the loan sharks (watching on TV) see it again. Then, we see a small section from the end of the same clip ("live"), and finally, we see an almost complete replay of the same clip. Finally after that, McGruff flicks the cigarette butt away, and play continues.) See more »

Quotes

Shane Falco: I want the ball.
Jimmy McGinty: Winners always do.
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Connections

References SportsCenter (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Can U Feel It
Written by Arnie Roman and Steve Skinner
Performed by 3rd Party
Courtesy of DV8 Records/W&R Group
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I laughed until I cried!!!!!!!
31 January 2001 | by firefighter4113See all my reviews

It is about time they put out a movie that you can watch just to feel good about something and have a good laugh. The last movie that was close to this was "Major League" which this was very similar to, but there were some aspects that made this better. It was the most unique roll I have ever seen Gene Hackman in and it was a very refreshing one at that. Even the music set the tone perfectly. You will love the closing, naturally I do not want to give it away but the music in the closing scene of the movie was just perfect in setting the mood and emotion. I could watch it over and over.

Thumbs up on this one guys!!!!!!


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