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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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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:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,039,214, 13 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,737,059, 19 November 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,317,452
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Washington team is loosely based on the 1987 replacement Washington Redskins, who won all three of their "replacement" games. The "real" Redskins returned for Week 7 through to the Super Bowl, which they also won. After winning the Super Bowl, the franchise rarely if ever gave the replacement players any credit for the team's success. When the Redskins players received their Super Bowl rings, none of the replacement players received a ring even though it was said that had they not won their games, the team may not have made the playoffs let alone win the Super Bowl. However, after 30 years, the Redskins are finally going to recognize the replacement players' contribution and finally give them their Super Bowl rings. This was announced in March of 2018. See more »

Goofs

Close-up shot of a forward pass shows a right-hand spiral. Falco throws left handed. 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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Referenced in The Tracey Fragments (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Olé Olé Olé - We Are The Champions
Written by J. Deja (as Jean Deja) and Armath
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Great movie!
14 August 2000 | by Pinky-7See all my reviews

I have to admit, my boyfriend had to drag me to this movie, and I went along with it, telling myself that at the very least I could spend the next couple of hours admiring Keanu's cuteness, even if he isn't the best actor. BOY was I suprised! This was a really funny, really sweet movie that made me laugh and laugh. Keanu's acting was better than I've ever seen, the supporting cast did a GREAT job. I go to a LOT of movies, and it has been a long while since I've seen a movie that i enjoyed this much, so I really encourage you to give it a try.


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