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Football Wives (2007)

A look at the lives of women married to professional football players. Based on the ITV series "Footballers' Wives."


Bryan Singer


Marco Pennette




Credited cast:
Lucy Lawless ... Tanya Austin
Kiele Sanchez ... Donna Reynolds
Gabrielle Union ... Chardonnay Lane
Eddie Cibrian ... Jason Austin
James Van Der Beek ... Brian Reynolds
Brian White ... Kyle Jameson (as Brian J. White)
Arielle Kebbel ... Nicole Holt
Holly Robinson Peete ... Jackie Jameson
Ving Rhames ... Frank Wallingford
Joel Michaely ... Simon Sills
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Essence Atkins
Tony Devon ... Duke Shoemaker
Lenore Thomas Douglas ... Shannon (as Lenore Thomas)
Holly Dunlap Holly Dunlap ... Bar Patron
Chris Flanders ... Reporter


"Football Wives" centers on the lives of three women and their husbands who are teammates on a fictional NFL franchise in Orlando. Their decadent lives are seen through the eyes of innocent newcomer Donna, whose new friends quickly indoctrinate her. Because when your husband goes from poor college student to newly-minted millionaire overnight, your lifestyle explodes. In no time, Donna learns being a football wife is anything but a game. It's not only the team obligations and the obsessive fans. Hot groupies, addictive drugs, excessive shopping, outrageous greed, ravenous desire and bitter jealousy all mask the nagging anxiety that this party train is one injury away from ending. Go behind the scenes with American royalty to see how instant success pushes these women around and how they push right back. Written by (from ABC's press release)

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Pretty much all pretty women and sex...and not much in the way of plot.
17 June 2020 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Football Wives" is a failed US television pilot for a proposed series. It was an Americanized version of the British show "Footballers' wives". Some British shows have been successfully translated to the States, such as "All in the Family" (from "Until Death Do Us Part") and "Sanford and Son" (from "Steptoe and Son")...but there are also other shows that just failed in the translation such as the American version of "The IT Crowd" and "Fawlty Towers"....as well as "Football Wives".

So why do I think "Football Wives" failed? Well, it sure lacked depth. While the show was supposed to be a drama, it really was about one two things....sexy women AND sex....and not much else. And, frankly, you can get more out of just watching some internet porn...and just about as much depth.

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