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Semi-Pro (2008)

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0:45 | Trailer
Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.

Director:

Kent Alterman

Writer:

Scot Armstrong
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Jackie Moon
Woody Harrelson ... Monix
André Benjamin ... Clarence
Maura Tierney ... Lynn
Andrew Daly ... Dick Pepperfield
Will Arnett ... Lou Redwood
Andy Richter ... Bobby Dee
David Koechner ... Commissioner
Rob Corddry ... Kyle
Matt Walsh ... Father Pat the Ref
Jackie Earle Haley ... Dukes
DeRay Davis ... Bee Bee Ellis
Josh Braaten ... Twiggy Munson
Jay Phillips ... Scootsie Double Day
Peter Cornell ... Vakidis
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Storyline

Three men, three dreams. It's 1976 in Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon's American Basketball Association team languishes in last place, with few fans in the seats. Jackie dreams of a merger with the NBA. A tough-minded point guard named Monix is at the end of his career; he's played on the champion Celtics but accepts a trade to Flint to be close to Lynn, the love of his life. Clarence "Coffee" Brown dreams of stardom: he's the Tropics' best player, but he's a hotdog who doesn't value teamwork. When the trio learns that a merger is in the works that won't include the Tropics, they pull the team together to try to achieve the impossible. Can dreams come true in Flint? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The Greatest Fro on Earth See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In April 2008, Rocky the Grizzly Bear, who wrestles Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell), killed Stephan Miller, one of his trainers and a cousin of a stuntman doubling for Ferrell, by biting him on the neck. See more »

Goofs

The San Antonio Spurs are portrayed as the best team in the league finishing in first place. During the 1975-76 ABA Season when the movie took place, the Spurs finished third in the standings. When the regular season ended that year, the best record in the league belonged to the Denver Nuggets. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Moon: Everyone can eat shit! A big bag of shit!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Will Ferrell's voice can be heard calling, "Precious? Here Dewey." See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version released on home video is ~7 minutes longer:
  • 14 alternate material
  • 1 theatrical version only material
  • 1 changed background music
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Connections

Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 21 February 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
Arranged by Eumir Deodato
Performed by Eumir Deodato (as Deodato)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Very good Will Ferrell Vehicle
1 March 2008 | by hamiltobaSee all my reviews

Semi-pro will not go down in the anals of great comedies.

If you are looking for a plot synopsis, well this movie is not for you. It's pretty short on story and pretty high on funny bits.

The one thing I will say is that the film is not overpowered by Will Ferrell silliness. Oh don't mistake me there is some silliness but it is only part of a greater picture.

It has 4-5 hilarious scenes and many lines that will be quotable for a long time. I left the theatre laughing and repeating line with my friends. And really what more are you asking for in a Will Ferrell Comedy???


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Semi-Pro See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,200,000, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:

$33,479,698

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,004,502
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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