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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Berman ... Chris Berman
Dave Donaldson Dave Donaldson ... Danny
Patrick St. Esprit ... Tom Michaels
Chi McBride ... Walt Gordon
Mel Kiper Mel Kiper ... Mel Kiper
Jon Gruden ... Jon Gruden
Kevin Costner ... Sonny Weaver Jr.
Deion Sanders Deion Sanders ... Deion Sanders
Mike Mayock Mike Mayock ... Mike Mayock
Jennifer Garner ... Ali
Anthony Rizzo Anthony Rizzo ... Anthony Rizzo
Aaron Goldhammer Aaron Goldhammer ... Aaron Goldhammer
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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Draft Day See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,831,145, 15 June 2014
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the final scene, a football player's uniform is seen with the name "MEDJUCK" on it. Joe Medjuck is a long-time producing partner of Director Ivan Reitman. See more »

Goofs

Sonny was listening to Anthony Rizzo's and Aaron Goldhammer's radio show on am 850 (WKNR) at 8:20 (when Vonte Mack calls) and again at 9:39 (when he calls Tom Michaels to make the first trade). WKNR would have had Mike and Mike in the Morning on at those times, with Rizzo's and Goldhammer's show starting at 10:00. See more »

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[first lines]
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 11 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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Reno
Written by Michael Joseph Hewitt, Craig Rose, Ryan Hahn and Michael Matthew Turallo
Performed by The Gods of Macho
Courtesy of Urband & Lazar Music Publishing, Inc.
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Entertaining, even if you don't like football movies
21 September 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Surprisingly good football movie about Cleveland Browns general manager Kevin Costner on the day of the NFL draft. I say surprisingly because I wasn't expecting much. These sports dramas, particularly the football ones, often bore me. This one started off kind of like that and I was worried at first. But it picked up and I was soon wrapped up in the story. That's in large part due to the fine cast, especially Kevin Costner. You might ask why I watched this if I typically don't like sports dramas. Well the short answer is because Tom Welling from Smallville is in it. My friend was going to watch it for him so I thought "might as well." Turns out his role is pretty small. Anyway, it's a good movie. If you're not into football and you think that might keep you from enjoying this, don't worry. You don't really have to be a football fan to follow along with the plot. It's more about the behind-the-scenes business of football than the game itself.


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