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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

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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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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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

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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the team raises their glasses to Shane at the bar, Cochran's champagne glass is full of milk. As he's a very religious man, it's fair to assume that he doesn't drink. See more »

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During Falco's first play in the Dallas game (kick ass on one), the ref calls multiple unnecessary roughness calls and then wonders how many penalty yards to give. In Pro football, only one penalty may be called per team per play, so it wouldn't matter how many people got caught, only one unnecessary roughness penalty would be called, for 15 yards. See more »

Quotes

Shane Falco: You're playing and you think everything is going fine. Then one thing goes wrong. And then another. And another. You try to fight back, but the harder you fight, the deeper you sink. Until you can't move... you can't breathe... because you're in over your head. Like quicksand.
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Pain heals, Chicks dig scars, Glory last forever
13 September 2003 | by grace_bunchSee all my reviews

The Replacements works good as a Comedy and as a good drama fight for the underdog. The humor really made me chuckle a few times. It's not knee-slapping, but there might be some fanny-smacking clowning around. Orlando Jones contributes to a large portion of this humor. Brooke Langton really knows how to make a guy smile, and feel good about himself, and does an excellent job as the female attraction.

Gene Hackman and Keanu Reeves really work well together, and you get a feeling that they could really be pals. I like Reeves in almost every movie he's made. He comes cross quiet, and very cool, but a force to be reckoned with, and this is one of those times like the Matrix's, "Point Break", "Hardball", "Speed" or even "A Walk in the Clouds". And on top of that, Keanu is also Ted the goof in the Bill & Ted's Adventures. This shows what a versatile actor Keanu is, and that he has a good sense of comic timing.

This is one of those movies that no matter how many times I've seen it, if I come by the TV and find it on, I just must sit down and watch it one more time. You'll just have to watch for yourself. I'll bet you come away with a feeling like this movie has "heart".

The most quoted line in any movie is probably when Shane Falco tells his "Win one for the Gipper" speeches and says "Pain heals, Chicks dig scars, but Glory last forever".


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