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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

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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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

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Earl Jennings (Terry Crews) was a running back with the Cleveland Browns. However, while Crews played with four teams, he never played for the Browns, and he was a defensive lineman, rather than a running back. See more »

Goofs

When Vontae Mack calls Sonny Weaver Jr. in his car in the beginning of the movie, his number shows up on Sonny's phone. When Sonny goes to hang up on Vontae, the number on Sonny's phone screen says "PRIVATE NUMBER". 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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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Born to Rise
Written by Alexander Francis Barry, Mark Kasprzyk and Julian Tomarin
Performed by Redlight King
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Must See for Browns Fans
12 April 2014 | by allen-406-128450See all my reviews

Saw it today (4/12/14) and liked it a lot. Kevin Costner is not as good as in Bull Durham or Field of Dreams but he is believable as the Browns GM. The draft deals he makes are so confusing I'm still trying to figure them out. But he somehow gets two first round picks and sticks it to two other teams while getting who he wants. Lots of Cleveland scenes and the Browns fans depicted in a bar are a hoot. Don't know why Jennifer Garner's character was even needed and her acting didn't cut it. Her emotional expressions are limited and becoming hackneyed. This story doesn't need a romantic side story and her inclusion didn't add anything. The Browns owner (Langella) and coach (Leary) were much better supporting players and so was Ellen Burstyn as Costner's mother (although her little subplot could have been skipped). The script is tops but story editing is so-so. All Cleveland Browns fans will like this movie.


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