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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Coach Roy's bus is a 1985 Chevy Van G-30 Blue Bird Micro Bird. 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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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by George Kieffer, Janina Gavankar and Kenneth Allen
Performed by Janina Gavankar (as Janina)
Courtesy of GDK Music
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Hilarious Comeback by Director Steve Carr
25 December 2005 | by Filmcritic624See all my reviews

From the director of "Dr. Dolittle", and "Daddy Day Care", once again, true genius sparks from the filmaking of the genius of satire, parody, and downright outrageous comedy, as Steve Carr strikes again with "Rebound", the story about a crazed college coach, thrown of college basketball, gets the opportunity to go back to his roots and become the coach of the Smelters (A Middle School basketball team).

Martin Lawrence, the man who plays coach Roy McCormack, is again, the usual hysterical that he is. His witty humor and deadpan relationship with the kids are not even far between. The baskets are as funny as the game itself, as some yuppy comedy would put it, and is as good as it can get.

Tara Correa, this one's for you.


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