An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
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
Archie L. Harris Jr., who plays Wilson Carr, was an actual replacement player during the 1987 NFL strike. He played offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, who eventually lost in Super Bowl XXII to the Washington Redskins. See more »
During the first game, Falco gets hit in the head by one of his own teammates and goes to the ground. The camera shows Falco lying on his side in the middle of the field looking over towards the sideline, and you can clearly see the coach's khaki pants as Falco is getting up. The very next frame shows the coach on the sideline yelling over to Falco. See more »
I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn't be our style.
[pause while everybody is in the huddle]
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
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I have to admit, my boyfriend had to drag me to this movie, and I went along with it, telling myself that at the very least I could spend the next couple of hours admiring Keanu's cuteness, even if he isn't the best actor. BOY was I suprised! This was a really funny, really sweet movie that made me laugh and laugh. Keanu's acting was better than I've ever seen, the supporting cast did a GREAT job. I go to a LOT of movies, and it has been a long while since I've seen a movie that i enjoyed this much, so I really encourage you to give it a try.
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