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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chris Berman
Dave Donaldson ... Danny
... Tom Michaels
... Walt Gordon
Mel Kiper ... Mel Kiper
... Jon Gruden
... Sonny Weaver Jr.
Deion Sanders ... Deion Sanders
Mike Mayock ... Mike Mayock
... Ali
Anthony Rizzo ... Anthony Rizzo
Aaron Goldhammer ... Aaron Goldhammer
... Vontae Mack
Jordan Harris ... Vontae's Nephew
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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$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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The Seattle Seahawks' current starting quarterback, Russell Wilson, attended the University of Wisconsin. See more »

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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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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 Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.9 (2014) See more »

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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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Costner's sports movie magic is back & this movie did the impossible. It made you root for a sports executive. I loved it!
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"No one can stop a ticking clock, the great ones always find a way to slow it down." Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) is the GM of the Cleveland Browns and is getting ready for today's NFL draft. He isn't in good graces with the Brown's fans but that all changes when he makes a trade for the #1 pick. With pressure from the owner, his new head coach and his mother, Sonny isn't sure if what he wants is the same as what everyone else wants. His choices not only affect his job but everyone around him as well. I am a sucker for sports movies and I really like Kevin Costner so I was really looking forward to seeing this. Almost right away I was sucked in and enjoyed myself the entire time. This is very much like Moneyball so if you liked that movie you will like this as well. Costner is a perfect choice and there is just something about him and sports movies that is perfect. The movie is about the decisions people make when adding a player to their team, it may not seem like it but its exciting and keeps you guessing and wondering the entire time. You really root for Costner the entire time and want him to succeed. Again, it may be because I am a huge sports fan but I loved this movie and I highly recommend this. Overall, if you liked Moneyball you will love this one. I give this an A.


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