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Draft Day (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 11 April 2014 (USA)
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At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

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Ivan Reitman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Berman ... Self
Dave Donaldson Dave Donaldson ... Danny
Patrick St. Esprit ... Tom Michaels
Chi McBride ... Walt Gordon
Mel Kiper Mel Kiper ... Self
Jon Gruden ... Self
Kevin Costner ... Sonny Weaver Jr.
Deion Sanders ... Self
Mike Mayock Mike Mayock ... Self
Jennifer Garner ... Ali
Anthony Rizzo Anthony Rizzo ... Self (as Tony Rizzo)
Aaron Goldhammer Aaron Goldhammer ... Self
Chadwick Boseman ... Vontae Mack
Jordan Harris Jordan Harris ... Vontae's Nephew
Zachary Littlejohn Zachary Littlejohn ... Vontae's Nephew (as Zachary Littleton)
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It's draft day in the NFL, and as General Manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny is forced to come up with a big move. After trading for the number one pick, Sonny has to choose between a lower-ranked linebacker with a questionable past, or a celebrated quarterback with a questionable future. All the while, Sonny is walking in the footsteps of his father, and personal complications force their way to the surface. Written by Anne Campbell

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The greatest victories don't always happen on the field.

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Drama | Sport

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This movie contains several actors and actresses who played characters in comic book based super hero television shows and movies: Kevin Costner: Jonathan Kent, Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016); Jennifer Garner: Elektra, Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005); Tom Welling: Clark Kent, Smallville (2001); Frank Langella: Perry White, Superman Returns (2006); Chadwick Boseman: T'Challa/Black Panther, Marvel Cinematic Universe; Denis Leary: Captain Stacy, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014); David Ramsey: John Diggle, Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014); Josh Pence: Young Ra's Al Ghul, The Dark Knight Rises (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Sonny and Molina are walking through the water park, Sonny is on the left and Molina on the right as the camera is at their backs. When the camera changes to a front shot, they are now on opposite sides (approx 13:30 mark) See more »

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Chris Berman: Thirty-two teams, seven rounds, 224 young men who, today, are about to become players in the National Football League. A day where lives are changed. fates are decided, dynasties are born, and the clock is always ticking. Of course, I'm talking about... Draft Day.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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NFL on Fox - Theme
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Tightly paced 'Draft Day' comes out a winner
4 September 2014 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

There have been a number of films that have focused on the off the field and locker room drama of big time sports, but not many have taken us behind the curtain of the front office side. With the NFL draft now akin to a national holiday in the United States, the high stakes game behind the scenes is arguably more compelling than the one that takes place between the lines on Sundays.

Kevin Costner leads a solid cast, proving once again that though he may not have the widest range, when he's in his wheelhouse there are few who can touch him. The story is ultimately a complete fairytale, but then again most sports movies are.

Though its tepid romantic subplot feels tacked-on to cover all of the demographical bases, Ivan Reitman's 'Draft Day' still delivers a fast paced and well acted dramedy that should please NFL fans. For others, your mileage may vary.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,783,603, 13 April 2014

Gross USA:

$28,842,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,824,199
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2.35 : 1
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