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The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 11 August 2000 (USA)
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During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

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Howard Deutch

Writer:

Vince McKewin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Shane Falco
Gene Hackman ... Jimmy McGinty
Brooke Langton ... Annabelle Farrell
Orlando Jones ... Clifford Franklin
Faizon Love ... Jamal
Michael Taliferro ... Andre (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Ace Yonamine ... Fumiko
Troy Winbush ... Walter Cochran
David Denman ... Brian Murphy
Jon Favreau ... Bateman
Michael Jace ... Wilkinson
Rhys Ifans ... Nigel Gruff
Gailard Sartain ... Pilachowski
Art LaFleur ... Banes
Brett Cullen ... Eddie Martel
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Storyline

A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. Gene Hackman plays the coach of the team, Jack Warden is the owner, Brett Cullen is the All-Pro quarterback that goes on strike and Keanu Reeves is the "scab" who replaces the star QB. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Pain heals, Chicks dig scars... Glory lasts forever See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros. | Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Replacements See more »

Filming Locations:

Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,039,214, 13 August 2000

Gross USA:

$44,737,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,054,511
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Washington Sentinels running back Walter Cochran (played by Troy Winbush) not only wears the same number as Chicago Bears legend and hall-of-famer Walter Payton, 34, but the first time he gets the ball he does a single long jump-stride in open field before he takes off sprinting, Payton's signature move. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning, when Falco first arrives at practice, he does a practice throw. Player #34 starts running to catch the ball, but the ball goes to #81 instead. Both players can be seen starting to run; he may have intentionally gone for the deeper player. See more »

Quotes

John Madden: I love to see a fat guy score.
Pat Summerall: Why?
John Madden: Because first you get a fat guy spike, then you get the fat guy dance.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 June 2017 (2017) See more »

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Unbelievable
Written by James Atkin, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (as Zachery Foley), Mark Decloedt and Derran Brownson (as Deran Brownson)
Performed by EMF
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Entertainment for the fun of it
21 January 2001 | by TynneSee all my reviews

This movie was made purely for entertainment. What a breath of fresh air. With all the extremely dramatic, be it important, films being made lately (Life is Beautiful,etc), it's nice to watch a film that is just entertaining. The supporting cast was amazing, as an ensemble they worked together as a team should. And Keanu Reeves gave a wonderful performance - he is often under appreciated as an actor because he is attractive - but he gave a solid performance. Gene Hackman was good - that goes without saying, but I think this is the first time I've ever seen him portray a character I actually liked.

If you enjoy a good laugh, this a movie you would likely enjoy.


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