Replacements, The (US)
Pros on strike. Everyday guys get to play
Running Time: 118 mins
Retail Price: $24.98
Content Type: Movie
Underdogs become top dogs in this fun-filled, rough-and-fumble comedy that`s "the best football movie of the last few years" (Larry Stewart, Los Angles Times).
Keanu Reeves plays Shane Falco, a washed-out all American QB who guides a team of misfits assembled by veteran coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) to replace striking pro players. A motormouth receiver (Orlando Jones), a merciless linebacker (Jon Favreau), a nicotine-wired kicker (Rhys Ifans) and more line up alongside Falco for a drive to the playoffs.
For sultry support, there`s cheerleader Annabelle Farrell (Brooke Langton) and her ex-stripper squad. "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever," Falco tells his team.
It`s a game plan that works to perfection.
2 Behind-The-Scenes Documentaries
HBO First Look: The Replacements And Making The Plays: An Actor`s Guide To Football
Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director Howard Deutch
Cast/Director Film Highlights
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
Mary Gail Artz
Director of Photography:
Bud S. Smith
Jill M. Ohanneson