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Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 April 2008 (USA)
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In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

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Princeton Reporter (as David DeVries)
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Bakes
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Curly
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Hardleg
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Ralph
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Coach Ferguson
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A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals ... Written by Orange

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In the beginning, the rules were simple. There weren't any. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,682,595, 6 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,199,215, 1 June 2008
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George Clooney claimed that he had rewritten all but two scenes and had asked the WGA for credit. When they denied his request, he removed himself as a voting member and changed his status to "Financial Core Member." See more »

Goofs

The right horn of the cow on the field is first against his ear, then, the next time we see him, it's behind his ear. See more »

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Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: You're the kind of cocktail that comes on like sugar but gives you a kick in the head. The only thing you hate worse than a guy making a play is when a guy *doesn't* make a play.
Lexie Littleton: Oh, were you making a play? I hadn't realized. It might work on my Aunt Lurleen. She's a little near-sighted.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: [about his "Ladies Home Journal"] You know, there's an article on peach canning in here that I'm dying to get back to.
Lexie Littleton: Well I know you, too, Dodge Connelly. You think you're the slickest operator in Duluth, and ...
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Photographs showing the 'fates' of the main characters appear behind the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.164 (2009) See more »

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Written by Fletcher Henderson, Abel Green, Jo Trent
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Don't look too deeply
15 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having just seen the movie and read the other comments I felt I had to respond. OK, so the dialogue is a little clunky in places and there is no great emotional journey or powerful moral at the end so accept it for what it is - a nice little movie that passes a couple of hours and leaves you with the feeling that you've been entertained. Why is it that people always expect George Clooney to do powerhouse / classic films?? Maybe he wanted to make this because he liked the story and thought other people would too? The characters are simple as is the story but it never pretends to be anything big. It's a light hearted caper that does nothing the offend the senses or damage the careers of anyone involved. Let it wash over you! My advice? Go see it and make up your own mind, who knows - you might even enjoy it.


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