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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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Taglines:

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

There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. See more »

Goofs

During the San Diego game when the Sentinel cheerleaders start to do their naughty cheer you can see the San Diego QB (#12) on the sidelines ogling the girls with his helmet off. In the very next shot he is taking the snap. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Bateman: Hey!
Shane Falco: Danny! Remember what I said about red shirts in practice?
Daniel Bateman: Yeah.
Shane Falco: Forget about it!
Daniel Bateman: Ok.
Shane Falco: Martel!
[Falco punches Martel. Then Danny tackles Martel]
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Alternate (2013) See more »

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On Wisconsin
Written by Carl Beck and William T. Purdy
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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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