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The Replacements
- Keanu Reeves

Overview - Inspired by the too-ludicrous-to-be-believed National Football League strike of 1987, Howard Deutch's THE REPLACEMENTS follows a team of scab players as they fill in for the real pros. Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman), a compassionate and dedicated coach, is rehired by the owner of the Washington Sentinels to pull together a new crew in order to finish off the season and keep the stadium filled.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Inspired by the too-ludicrous-to-be-believed National Football League strike of 1987, Howard Deutch's THE REPLACEMENTS follows a team of scab players as they fill in for the real pros. Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman), a compassionate and dedicated coach, is rehired by the owner of the Washington Sentinels to pull together a new crew in order to finish off the season and keep the stadium filled. This includes a safety who is on work release, a lightning-quick wide receiver with bricks for hands, a deranged linebacker-SWAT team member, a chain-smoking Welsh kicker, and Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a former college quarterback who lost his chance at the big time after a disastrous Sugar Bowl appearance. The newly formed squad must learn to set aside its differences if it is to win three out of four games and make it to the playoffs. Along the way, Falco finds himself harassed by the Sentinels' star quarterback, Eddie Martel, as well as falling in love with the team's head cheerleader, Annabelle (Brooke Langton). A final showdown against the strike-breaking reigning champions gives McGinty and Falco one last chance at redemption. Deutch's lighthearted comedy is greatly aided by Hackman and Reeves's surprisingly sincere performances.

Cast List

Dylan Sellers - THE REPLACEMENTS
Dan Bishop
Rhys Ifans - British actor, NOTTING HILL
Jon Favreau - American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
John Favreau - American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
Michael Taliferro - THE REPLACEMENTS
Keanu Reeves - American Actor, MATRIX (1999)
Michael Jace
John Debney - Composer/"Hocus Pocus"
Steven Reuther
Pat Summerall
Brett Cullen - American TV/Film Actor
Jack Warden - American actor, SHAMPOO, HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1979)
Orlando Jones - Actor
Howard Deutch - Director
Bud Smith - Editor/Director/Producer
Jeffrey Chernov - producer, THE REPLACEMENTS
Vince McKewin - THE REPLACEMENTS
Gene Hackman - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Eugene Alder - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Troy Winbush - THE REPLACEMENTS
Ace Yonamine - THE REPLACEMENTS
Art Lafleur
Erwin Stoff
Tak Fujimoto
Brooke Langton - Actress
Gailard Sartain - American Supporting Actor
David Denman - Actor, THE REPLACEMENTS
Faizon Love - Actor/Voice-Overs
Faizon - Actor/Voice-Overs
Seth Flaum - American Editor
Jill M. Ohanneson
John Madden - American Football Coach/Broadcaster

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 122
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929091591
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: November 2009

Related Categories:
Movies > Sports/Recreation
Movies > Football

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1980s
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Notes:
Theatrical release: August 11, 2000. Shot on location in Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; and Landover, MD. The stadium crowd scenes were actually shot at the new Baltimore Ravens' PSI Net stadium rather than in Washington.

Reviews:
"...[Hackman and Reeves] both give smooth performances and the supporting cast is superb....Good, unpretentious fun..." - 09/01/2000 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.34


"...It's a kick to watch Keanu acting silly....And score one for the Sentinel cheerleaders....You've never seen a halftime like this..." - 08/31/2000 Rolling Stone, p.81-2

 
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