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Underdogs (2013)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 6 April 2013 (USA)
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Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.

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(screenplay) (as Dave Latham), (story) (as Ben Suarez)
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... Vince DeAntonio
... Bill Burkett
... John Handon II
... Bobby Burkett
... Renee Donohue
... John Handon III (as Charles Carver)
... Nancy Smith-Burkett
... Mike Mayhew
... Michelle Stratton
... Joe Namath
Sam Bourquin ... Sam Bourquin
Keith Loneker ... Ryan Cooper
J.T. Harding ... Tim Wilfork (as John 'JT' Harding)
... Damien Taylor
Fabien Oliver Paul-Blanc ... Justin 'Big' Mack
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Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises from obscurity to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community. Bobby Burkett is the promising quarterback for the Knights, but his Division Four school has never made a playoff appearance until Coach Vince DeAntonio's arrival. Their gruff new coach recruits a talented but insecure receiver and gives a juvenile delinquent offensive lineman a second chance. When Bobby falls for rival cheerleader Renee Donohue, a battle for more than a championship begins with the Viking's "golden boy" quarterback John Hanford III. Meanwhile, Bobby's father is being sued by his former employer and town patriarch John Hanford II over the intellectual rights to a revolutionary new energy saving product. With their home at stake, things look grim for the Burketts (until rumors of Hanford Corp's move to Mexico surface). Now with hundreds of manufacturing jobs at stake... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some language. | See all certifications »
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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,371, 23 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,810, 6 September 2013
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The rival high school is referred to as "Herbert Hoover High School" when in fact it was named after William Henry Hoover, founder of the Hoover Company. See more »

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Renee Donohue: I'm never gonna understand, dad. You've always told me to follow my heart, but I guess you just forgot the "it's complicated" part, right?
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Invention No. 1
Written and performed by Aric Generette Floyd
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Disappointing
8 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

This was a good idea on paper. The terrible acting completely sabotaged this film.

When the movie started I had high hopes. Underdog sports movies kick ass. I was hoping for an Invincible/The Little Giants/The Blind Side feel good movie. What I was left with was a disappointment I haven't felt since the student film I did in college. Only that had better acting. I stopped paying attention at some point.

What a bummer.

On a side note, the two stars are for Natalie Imbruglia. Solid talent there.


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