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Rebound (2005)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 1 July 2005 (USA)
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An acclaimed college basketball coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Director:

Steve Carr

Writers:

William Wolff (story), Ed Decter (story) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Roy McCormick / Preacher Don
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Jeanie Ellis
Breckin Meyer ... Tim Fink
Horatio Sanz ... Mr. Newirth
Oren Williams ... Keith Ellis
Patrick Warburton ... Larry Burgess Sr.
Megan Mullally ... Principal Walsh
Eddy Martin ... One Love
Steven Christopher Parker ... Wes
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Ralph
Logan McElroy ... Fuzzy
Gus Hoffman ... Goggles
Tara Correa-McMullen ... Big Mac (as Tara Correa)
Amy Bruckner ... Annie
Alia Shawkat ... Amy
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Storyline

Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when old school meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him. It's not until Roy decides to teach his young charges some new concepts--like passing, rebounding, dribbling, and scoring--that the Smelters begin to find success and Roy finds something long thought lost: his love of the game. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

A comedy where old school ...meets middle school

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled ML Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,003,237, 4 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,808,336, 18 September 2005
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tara Correa-McMullen's final role. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Ohio yet throughout the movie the weather is warm and leaves are on the trees which would not be the case in Ohio during high school basketball season. The weather should be colder with either rain or snow and with no leaves on the trees. See more »

Quotes

Referee Freddy: [to Roy] You Know, I've been reading these books that say that you should give yourself pats on the back. Daddy never gave me pats on the back. Daddy never gave me any...
Larry Burgess Sr.: Blah Blah Blah! This guy is blind as my dead grandma and twice as slow!
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Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump Around
Written by Larry Muggerud and Erik Schrody
Performed by House of Pain
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records, Inc. / Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Contains a sample of "Harlem Shuffle" (Bob Relf (as Relf) / Earl Nelson (as Nelson)) as performed by Bob & Earl
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So sad...nobody was laughing
30 June 2005 | by MrTacchiSee all my reviews

It's a shame when a movie tries so hard to be funny but no one laughs at it. I went seeing this with expecting for a couple hours of light, predictable and forgettable fun, but instead of that I got a pointless sitcom that fails miserably at being funny or dramatic.

The main problem with Rebound is that it never comes together; it's that kind of movie that is sorta made by two directors with opposite purposes: light-hearted humor and deep thoughtful drama. So, the whole film is like a struggle between these two visions, and none comes to win. Unfortunately, viewers become the great losers with all this mess.

Megan Mullaly makes a good job of her role, though Martin Lawrence looks uncomfortable and overwhelmed by his. I have read some good reviews about Lawrence's performance, but I have to disagree on that one. I think that this is one of his worst performances, totally unfunny or whatsoever.

For those who defend this film saying that is a kid's movie, I should defend children's rights to have intelligent options, like Pixar and Dreamworks had been doing lately. There is no excuse for showing dull and naive movies only because "it's for the children"...


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