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The Replacements (2000)

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. | Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Helden aus der zweiten Reihe 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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Training and practice took place at Glen Burnie High School, in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The football coach worked with the cast and crew on football plays. See more »

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When McGinty is telling Falco that Martell has crossed, the head-on shot of Falco absorbing this news shows him looking to his left, when the camera angle changes to show him from behind, he is looking to his right. See more »

Quotes

Shane Falco: [Shane parks his truck at the stadium and sees several of the former Sentinels approaching his truck] You gotta be kidding me. Come on Martel, I didn't park in your space.
Eddie Martel: No, no. But unfortunately, you did park in La Mont's space. And he's not nearly as lenient as I am.
Malcolm La Mont: On three fellas. One, two, three!
[the former Sentinels tip over Shane's truck. Shane begins to walk away until Jamal and Andre step up]
Andre Jackson: We got this, we got this.
Jamal Jackson: Y'all wanna put the car back?
Eddie Martel: Gentlemen, this is none of your ...
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Connections

Featured in The Sopranos: Chasing It (2007) See more »

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Good Vibrations
Written by Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, Dan Hartman and Amir Shakir
Performed by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (as Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Take it for what it is
11 August 2000 | by IslesLazSee all my reviews

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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