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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shane Falco
... Jimmy McGinty
... Annabelle Farrell
... Clifford Franklin
... Jamal
... Andre (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
... Fumiko
... Walter Cochran
... Brian Murphy
... Bateman
... Wilkinson
... Nigel Gruff
... Pilachowski
... Banes
... Eddie Martel
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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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Pros on strike. Everyday guys get to play. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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

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Warner Bros. | Warner Bros.

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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Helden aus der zweiten Reihe  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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The team name disappears and reappears in the end zone between shots after the final touchdown. See more »

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Jimmy McGinty: 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?
Washington Sentinels: Yes coach.
Jimmy McGinty: And just for the record, I would've loved to have been there to see Martel get his ass kicked!
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References Great Performances: Cats (1998) See more »

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Unbelievable
Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (as Zachery Foley), Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson (as Deran Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Take it for what it is
11 August 2000 | by See 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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