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The Comebacks (2007)

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A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »

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Tom Brady

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Ed Yeager (screenplay), Joey Gutierrez (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Koechner ... Lambeau "Coach" Fields
Carl Weathers ... Freddie Wiseman
Melora Hardin ... Barb Fields
Matthew Lawrence ... Lance Truman
Brooke Nevin ... Michelle Fields
Nick Searcy ... Mr. Truman
George Back George Back ... Buddy Boy
Noureen DeWulf ... Jizminder Featherfoot
Jesse Garcia ... Jorge Juanson
Jackie Long ... Trotter
Robert Ri'chard ... Aseel Tare
Martin Spanjers ... Randy Randinger
Jermaine Williams ... IPod
Finesse Mitchell ... Titans Coach
Will Arnett ... Mailman
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Storyline

Lambeau Fields lives a middle-class lifestyle in America along with his wife, Barb, and a gorgeous daughter, Michelle, who he has brought up as a son. Lambeau is a failure and has virtually given up on his career as a football coach. Then his friend, Freddie Wiseman, encourages him to re-enter this field, and he does so by re-locating to Plainfolk in Texas and joins the Heartland State University. It is here he will meet some of the most pathetic players, and quite disillusioned he goes about to find new-comers. He finds a kicker in Jasminder Featherfoot, provided of course, he keeps her involvement secret from the rest of her family. Then he finds Lance Truman, whose drag queen dad has brought him up more like a tom-girl. With these additions and others Lambeau sets forth to include his team in the next Super...Er...Toilet Bowl 2 series, and it is here that he will find that Lance fumbles a lot; Barb is not quite faithful as she seems; he will soon be in jail for Indecent Exposure; ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Keep your eye on the ball. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

The Fox [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sports Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,554,594, 21 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,349,251, 23 December 2007
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(unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Coach Fields is "Yankin' off horses," his hands are under the horse. Then it cuts to Freddie, and Coach Field's hands are on his lap with no time for him to achieve this See more »

Quotes

Chip Imitation: Heh heh, it started out where she was wearin' a lot of clothes. Then she wasn't wearin' a lot of clothes, then BOOM! I got a chubby!
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Alternate Versions

Unrated Version On home video there is a much longer version that has several new scenes, reedited scenes and different angles. See more »

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References My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986) See more »

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Close Your Eyes
Written by Dan Keyes
Performed by Young Love
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a complete disaster! Can be enjoyable if you are in the right mood!
26 October 2007 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

It was only a matter of time that a spoof would be made of sports movies! And there are plenty of movies to be spotted which are made fun off. But the biggest problem I had was the fact that it stays with recognizing movies. The director and writers of "The Comebacks" somehow forget to get creative. While I must admit that I laughed at certain scenes,"The Comebacks" could have been so much funnier. The actors forget to deliver their lines seriously and have a straight face throughout the movie. A spoof demands this and that is the main reason why silly jokes work in movies like this. Because of the failure of the cast to do so the jokes never hit their mark. Some scenes take forever and normally in spoofs that doesn't have to be a problem. Take "Naked Gun" for instance. Their is always something happening on screen. In "The Comebacks" they didn't even bother to let stuff happening in the background. Only a couple of factors make this movie worth watching! It still is fun to spot the movies that are made fun off. And Jermaine Williams as Ipod. His parody on Cuba Gooding Jr. as Radio was hilarious! He seemed to be the only one in the cast to get the idea of what a spoof is about. Not entirely bad!


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