Any Given Sunday: Director's Cut 1999 NR CC

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Life is a contact sport and football is life when three-time Oscar-winning Oliver Stone and a dynamic acting ensemble explore the fortunes of the Miami Sharks in Any Given Sunday.

Starring:
Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz
Runtime:
2 hours, 38 minutes

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Any Given Sunday: Director's Cut

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Product Details

Genres Sports, Drama
Director Oliver Stone
Starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz
Supporting actors Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Bill Bellamy, Andrew Bryniarski, Lela Rochon, Lauren Holly, Ann-Margret, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley, Charlton Heston, John C. McGinley, James Karen, Gianni Russo
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

It's frankly one of the best football movies ever made.
B. Perry
Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino and the rest are perfect for this fast-paced film, and their performances are believable and as well cast.
:::DIGITAL BABE:::
With an incredibly dull plot (if you can figure one out, I'd like to know), this movie lasts about an hour-and-a-half too long.
They call me Hannibal

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Brian Brems on August 20, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This was truly an excellent film. This movie is Oliver Stone's best since Platoon. The fast-moving and dizzying cinemaphotography fits the high adrenaline atmosphere of the professional football world well. The film is also perfectly cast. Pacino gives life to the head coach, and Cameron Diaz's clearly most intense role as the team's owner is believeable. James Woods gives an excellent performance as the team doctor, who doesn't really seem to care about anyone but himself. Jamie Foxx has a breakthrough dramatic role as the new hotshot quarterback, whose ritualistic vomiting adds humor to the movie. With his performance, we find out Foxx really can act. LL Cool J, also puts through a convincing performance as the team's running back. Dennis Quaid doesn't really do much as the former QB with injury problems except help to develop Pacino's character. An outstanding cast, that features Charlton Heston as the football comissioner, and Ann-Margaret as Cameron Diaz's alcoholic mother. Former pro football players Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor pop up as members of the team. I recommend it highly. This is possibly the best sports movie ever made.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 2000
Format: DVD
Oliver Stone once again manages to put together an insightful masterpiece and despite American football as its main feature, this film is intensely entertaining and with a hot hip hop/rap/r&B soundtrack along with an impressive A list cast, Any Given Sunday can't go wrong. Al Pacino as the coach is godd, as he always is, but I found the real stars to be Jamie Foxx and the always goregeous Cameron Diaz. Foxx who usually is the comic relief, played it straight and gives in an oscar-worthy performance as Willy Beamen, the team's key player after favourite Dennis Quaid is injured. Although occasionally his character is a bastard, he serves up an hilarious music video, an intense performance and clearly has no problem getting his gear off, Foxx is bound to go places. Diaz was another key player in this flick, playing a tough as nails, take-no-crap owner of Pacino's team, and although usually sweet, the long smile is barely seen as she plays it straight and gets through to the cast and audiences, she is someone you don't want to mess with. Besides Pacino, Foxx, Diaz and Quaid (whose barely seen), the cast is rounded off with James Woods (another top star in a barely seen role), Lauren Holly, Elizabeth Berkley, Matthew Modine, Ann Margeret, Charlton Heston and rapper LL Cool J (showing he can act). With the shaky camera work adding to the film's realism this is one of the hottest films to date and should be seen by everyone from 15 above. The excessive language, graphic violence and shocking amount of nudity (I warn you when Diaz goes to the locker room prepare for a shock with a football player - you'll soon see what I mean) only allow it suitable for mature audiences.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 26, 2000
Format: DVD
First off, I want to let you know that I love football and movies, but am not an expert on either subject, just to let you know what kind of person this review is coming from.
Yes, the movie is 157 minutes long, but let me tell you, it's never boring. I disagree with many here in that I liked that visuals and film style that Oliver Stone used. I loved the little things he puts in a scene, especially the final play: when Beamen is looking into the endzone and you see lightning and an old player diving into the endzone, things like that. Of course, the performances are incredible, and it's a huge cast. Look for special cameos from NFL players and coaches, and of course Charlton Heston as the Commissioner.
I also like how the film starts out with a game, getting you into the action quickly. And then of course there's the length of the games. It's not just a two minute highlight, well except for the Monsoon Bowl. The first game last 20 minutes and the last is somewhere between 30 and 40. The pregame and halftime speeches are well written too.
In all, it has your basic, not too groundbreaking script, but a great cast, great visuals and sound, and exciting football sequences (the best I've ever seen). I recommend this one!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By casualsuede on September 25, 2000
Format: DVD
I am a passing football viewer (go Jets!) and I was interested in this movie, not because of the football, not because of Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz or Oliver Stone, because I love NFL films. They makes some of the best recordings and could give all other sports filmworks a run for their money. They take the gridiron and change it into the stuff of legends. When I saw my first NFL tape, I didn't know Football could be so dramatic.
The movie is based on several characters of the fake Miami Sharks. The first is the aging coach, who is losing control of his team to an owner who thinks she knows more about the game than the old grizzled 30 year veteran. The coach is a worn out Al Pacino, who shines in the role of Tony D'Amato. Al would make a great coach, because all he does is give grandiose speeches in his movies and yell real loud. The owner is Cameron Diaz, who took over the team when her father died. She has real veins of steel in this movie and goes toe to toe with Pacino and gives as well as she gets. Their relationship is very stormy and a delight to watch them both.
Another story is about Willie Beaman (Jamie Foxx). He is the the (Kurt) Warneresque third string QB given a chance to shine when the aging star Cap Rooney is injured. He is so nervous that he pukes on the fifty yard line (Right on the Team Logo!), but he begins to shine and nearly wins his first game for them. He is humble and awestruck in the early stages of the movie, but once his career gets going, he becomes this arrogant jerk who suddenly begins to think he's god gift to football. His arrogance nearly upends the team, as he disregards plays the coach tell him to run, he disses their star player Julian Washington (LL Cool J) and ...... of the Defensive Captain Luther Lavoy (A mean Lawrence Taylor).
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