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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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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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Taglines:

Pain heals, Chicks dig scars... Glory lasts forever See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is one of three collaborations between Jon Favreau and Faizon Love. They have worked together on Made (2001), The Replacements (2000) and Couples Retreat (2009). See more »

Goofs

In the Dallas game, on the next-to-last play (the one called back for holding), Falco reaches the goal line and the end-zone is green with no paint. Then he gets hit by #56 and then spins into an end-zone with "Washington" painted in it. See more »

Quotes

Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff: That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Jumbo: Screw you, Cockroach.
Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff: I'll have to find your dick first.
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If Everybody Looked The Same
Written by Andrew Cato (as Andy Cato), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Findlay), Eugene Record, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Phife Dawg (as Malik Taylor) and James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as James Yancey)
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Jive Electro/Pepper Records
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Great movie!
14 August 2000 | by Pinky-7See all my reviews

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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