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Rebound (2005)

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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:

Rage Control 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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Coach Roy and Preacher Don are both on screen, there is an obvious body double on the screen. When we see the back of Roy's head, the head is bald. But when the face is towards us, he has very short hair. 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

References The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Back in Love Again
Written by Len Hanks and Zane Grey
Performed by L.T.D.
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not the best family film, but far from the worst
6 July 2005 | by MovieDawg2See all my reviews

Too many critics seem to be expecting more from "Rebound" than it tries to offer. This movie is what it is - a simplistic, fun family movie aimed at kids - nothing more, nothing less. The filmmakers weren't trying to create "Casablanca 2" here. As a family movie, it succeeds at producing enough laughs to entertain the kids and keep adults from getting too bored.

There are certainly elements in the movie that could've been better. It's WAY too formulaic and predictable, the scores in the games before Coach Roy arrive are totally unrealistic, and quite frankly, there are several actors who would've been funnier in the role than Lawrence. But the kids are very well cast, and do a real good job with the material they're given. There are many genuinely funny bits, and Megan Mullally is an absolute hoot in her role, which was far too small.

So if you're looking for the next great cinematic classic, keep looking. But if you want a fun family movie that's suitable for the kids, check out "Rebound."


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