Celtic Pride 1996 PG-13 CC

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Two fans kidnap a star player before the big game.

Starring:
Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Genres Sports, Comedy
Director Tom DeCerchio
Starring Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern
Supporting actors Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady, Christopher McDonald, Paul Guilfoyle, Adam Hendershott, Scott Lawrence, Deion Sanders, Bill Walton, Gus Williams, Ted Rooney, Vladimir Cuk, Keith Gibbs, Joe Mingle, Peter A. Hulne, Patrick Hulne, Will Lyman, Darrell Hammond, Colton Russo
Studio Hollywood Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scott FS VINE VOICE on April 4, 2004
Format: DVD
Hmmm. I don't understand the negative reviews of this film. I thought it was funny and good entertainment. I give it three and one-half stars, especially if one loves sports.
The Utah Jazz meet the Boston Celtics in the final two games of a fictitious NBA championship series. Two Celtics fans who live and die with their beloved team are at the game, and get a bit more involved in the outcome of the series than most fans would, that's for sure. I laughed out loud a number of times watching this film, and that's how I judge a comedy.
I guess some of the reviewers who didn't like the film were disappointed that the film wasn't a documentary or something. Ya know, the basketball isn't real, guys! It's a movie, with actors and extras and probably semi-pro players doing the action scenes. (To be honest, the action was pretty good, in my opinion.)
The plot has been related a number of times below, so I'll just add a few observations.
Aykyrod (Jimmy Flahety) is as deadpan, goofy and funny as ever, on a par with his best. Stern (Mike O'Hara) is his equal in comedy. And Wayans (Lewis Scott) gets the superstar disdain for the fans just about perfect.
I really identified with the fan-tastical devotion to the Celtics since I'm a superstitious sports fan of the same ilk as Jimmy and Mike. They have great seats near the court, but switch seats depending upon when the game is played. If their team starts losing, they'll switch back to try to change the Celtic's luck. They'll ask their neighbors in the stands to do the same. Or even everybody in their section of seats. It's a mark of their devotion to the team.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bran H. on November 24, 2012
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Helps pass the time, and brings back memories. I seen it in the theaters a long time ago. Good movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr.Kiddcarl on October 20, 2012
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As a die-hard fan of basketball, my favorite teams of all-time are the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz (which are the "other" team in this comedy). I had watched this on Showtime months ago, and I thought it was hilarious with a capital "H!" Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz from Ghost Busters) and Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years, Home Alone) portray two die-hard fans of the Boston Celtics (it is also shown that they are in fact fans of all the "Boston/New England" teams: the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, and of course, the Boston Celtics) who kidnap the best player (Daymon Wayans) in the NBA from the opposing team, Utah Jazz. After watching this film by myself and laughing my "basketballs" off, I showed this to my best friends and my two younger siblings (one of my friends is a die-hard fan of the Boston Celtics, as she is from New England herself) and they suffered the same horrendous fate that I did: laughing out loud. We enjoyed every second of it, and we continue to watch it whenever it comes on. If you or someone you know is a die-hard fan of the Boston Celtics or Utah Jazz for that matter, check this film out! It's hilarious!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cagneyfan67 on March 30, 2013
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This is a great movie for any hardcore Boston Celtics fan and New England Sports Fan in general. Stern, Wayans and Akyrod are great here. I thought they played their parts well. Stern as the hardcore fan who never made it to the NBA and lives vicariously through the Celtics. Akryod is more your traditional fan who grew up on the Celtics and represents loyalty. Wayans being the self involved ego maniac steals the show. I liked Wayans on In Living Color his career kind of fizzled out but this is a forgotten great performance by him. Akryod has been less involved in acting pursuing other things in this life but I consider this one of his last great performances. He was real funny. Stern was hilarious and it's puzzling why he hasn't got more parts. I liked Gail O'Grady in this too playing Stern's supportive wife. All the characters are likable which makes for a good movie. I recommend this as a good family movie too. Cheers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joshua A. Young on February 20, 2013
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One of my all time favorite movies! I can watch this film time and time again!! Very funny and and instant classic!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Ryon on July 30, 2008
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I can understand why alot of people would not like this movie if you are not a Huge fan of sports. I believe casual fans of sports may not understand the jokes in this movie either. I am a huge sports fan however and i love this movie. I can watch this movie over and over and never get tired of. Oh yeah, I hate the Celtics
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Ratch on September 14, 2003
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This movie is one of the all time greatest sports comedies of the past decade. I've seen it a half dozen times, and it's just as funny every time. Being a Celtics fan myself, I know how much Boston fans want a championship in any sport. So if you're into sports and a good comedy, get this movie!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Palkowski on June 2, 2003
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In this sports comedy, Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd play Mike and Jimmy, two fans of the Boston Celtics, who are very, very loyal. So loyal that Mike has mood swings depending on the outcome of the game. When the Celtics are defeated in the sixth game of the NBA championships by the Utah Jazz and star player Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans), Mike and Jimbo hatch a plan to make sure Scott does not show up for game seven. They plan to get Scott so drunk, that, according to Mike, "he'll have hangovers for a week." They get the drunk part right, but not the rest. The two wake up the next day to find out that they brought Scott home with them, and hatch another plan: with a 1970's Olympic marksman's pistol, they plan to hold Scott hostage until after the game. However, Scott is much more clever than he looks.
This movie, panned on initial release, has become something of a cult gem. The two Dans have great chemistry with and without Wayans, and boast a strong supporting cast, including a pre-CSI Paul Guilfoyle as a cop\fellow Celtics fan. The DVD has great image and sound quality, but no extras. Nope, nothing. Not even a trailer (I should've known, I got this for [$$$]...). Sure, no extras, but the low price and movie itself warrant a purchase.
CELTIC PRIDE
(1996, PG-13)
Lewis Scott: Damon Wayans
Mike O'Hara: Daniel Stern
Jimmy Flaherty: Dan Aykroyd
Carol O'Hara: Gail O' Grady
Coach Kimball: Christopher McDonald
Kevin O'Grady: Paul Guilfoyle
DIRECTOR: Tom DeCerchio
WRITERS: Judd Apatow (screenplay & story), Colin Quinn (story)
MOVIE: 5
VIDEO: 5
SOUND: 4
MENUS: 2
EXTRAS: 0
OVERALL: 4
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