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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 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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Throw the ball. Catch the girl. Keep it simple. 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

The lunch scene during the practice was filmed in the Press Lounge at PSINet Stadium. See more »

Goofs

In the last game against Dallas, in the drive leading to Washington's second touchdown, on the next to last play there are two defensive players (Bateman and "Smith" Wilkinson) in the offensive huddle. With the earlier injury, it is conceivable that one defensive player would be asked to play "both ways" - but not two. See more »

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Shane Falco: Gentlemen. It's been an honor to share the field of battle with you.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 June 2017 (2017) See more »

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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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Brilliant, fuzzy, feel good movie.
13 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I haven't bothered watching professional football since Joe Montana retired but this movie got me interested again. While I can appreciate the comments of other reviewers that it is a formula movie and has many inaccuracies when it comes to the football action it is pure and unadulterated fun. The bottom line is this movie is downright funny, from start to finish. The cast are absolutely wonderful and the casting director did a brilliant job of bringing this gang together. Gene Hackman of course is perfect as the coach.... "I'll pull you off the field you spoiled son of a bitch".... Rhys Ifans absolute perfection as Gruff (after a **** you remark from Jimbo) "You'll have to find your dick first Shamu", to the shoot em up bros from the hood, to "get me the ball, get me the ball" The acting was absolutely wonderful in this movie. I have to admit I didn't like the guy that played Martell but perhaps that's because I wasn't supposed to like him, perhaps it shows what a good job he did. And Keanu, dear, sweet, so maligned Keanu, I read a reviewer once who said of Keanu's acting that it is "almost transparent" and in this movie it is, he doesn't eat scenery he just does his job, low key, perfectly in character, and for those who know anything at all about acting all you have to do is watch his eyes. He has a Harrison Ford like quality of being able to express a wealth of emotions with his eyes and in this movie he pulls it off perfectly. I also read somewhere that during the making of this movie it was discovered that Keanu really did have "an arm" and at one point threw a 69 yard pass. I have seen this movie in excess of 20 times and will no doubt see it 20 more times, it is the best feel-good movie I have ever seen. When I want drama and suspense I will watch "The Green Mile" when I want simple, comedy that just leaves me with a huge grin I will watch the replacements. Oh yeah and I just want to kiss the person who put Keanu in a No. 16 uniform *S*


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