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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.


Steve Carr


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





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


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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A comedy where old school ...meets middle school


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Coach Roy's bus is a 1985 Chevy Van G-30 Blue Bird Micro Bird. See more »


The referee in the finals is wearing the wrong uniform. Basketball referees' shirts do not have collars. Collars are worn by football officials, but basketball officials wear plain v-necks. See more »


Tom Arnold: Ok, Roy McCormick fan or not, you gotta admit, the guy is a Cinderella story. He grows up without two nickels to rub together, and look at him now. He's led Ohio Polytechnic to three championships. He is one of the best coaches in college basketball.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


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Written by William Borez, Ter K. Lawrence and Barry Ashworth
Performed by Dub Pistols
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Gymnasium Burning.
3 August 2005 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

So bad it's scary flick that I suppose is pleasant enough for the youngest age groups, but the rest of us will suffer unspeakable pains sitting through this deflated dud. Martin Lawrence is a highly successful college basketball coach who has lost touch with the game and his players. A freak accident at one of his games is the last straw as he is banned from coaching the collegiate ranks and then decides to take a job at his old junior high school (being sent a fax by players without consent from administration, go figure!?). Soon the usual sports underdog story takes place with predictable and tiring results. Lawrence has been hit and miss (usually miss) in more adult-oriented flicks, but he looks like he is just trying to make a quick buck here. The kids are totally forgettable and the rest of the cast is unaccomplished and basically have no business in cinematic features. Plays like one of those Disney Network television movies. Hopelessly terrible air ball. 2 stars out of 5.

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Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled ML Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$33,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,033,848, 3 July 2005

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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