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Eddie


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  • Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Farina, Aasif Mandvi, Chris Berman, Dwayne Schintzius
  • Directors: Steve Rash, Victor Kemper
  • Writers: David Loucka, Eric Champnella, Jeff Buhai, Jon Connolly, Keith Mitchell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305428530
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eddie" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Farina. When a diehard Knicks fan gets the chance to become their head coach, she astounds everyone when she turns around the team's losing streak. Cameos by 49 NBA stars, including Dennis Rodman. 1996/color/100 min/PG-13.

Customer Reviews

Great and Funny movie.
A Customer
Like to laugh, see the soft side of a coach as well as seeing the bad guys lose?
T. Davis
No complaints with this DVD purchase at all.
Bank Of America

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 8, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This is a very enjoyable comedy, starring the irrepressible Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Edwina "Eddie" Franklin, the widow of a New York City police officer. Following in her late husband's footsteps, she coaches basketball for inner city kids. She is also the number one fan for the New York Knicks, a team that, despite the talent on it, can't seem to win a game. Eddie loves the team, no matter what, and can be seen high up in the rafters of every Knicks game, rabidly and raucously cheering them on.
When "Eddie" wins the honorary coach for the day contest at one of the Knicks' games, she manages to get thrown off the court by the head coach (Dennis Farina), when she protests a ref's call. This causes the fans to go wild, chanting her name as she leaves the court. When the head coach for the Knicks gets fired by the team's owner, Wild Bill Burgess (Frank Langella in a ten gallon hat), he hires "Eddie" as an interim head coach, as it seems that fans of the Knicks love "Eddie" and respond to her very positively. After all, she was one of them. Burgess, however, has no expectations of "Eddie's" ability to coach the team. "Eddie", however, aims to do everything she can to bring the Knicks out of their slump. For her, this is a dream come true.
This is a feel good sort of movie. Whoopi is very funny , as she goes about setting right what has gone wrong with the team. Frank Langella is terrific as the deal making team owner whose folksy manner belies the fact that he has his eye on the bottom line. Dennis Farina is credible as the head coach with a mouth as big as his monumental ego. While the film is fairly predictable, it is quite enjoyable. The viewer is also treated to a few fun cameos by Donald Trump, sports announcer Marv Alpert, and former NBA star, Walt Frazier. If you are not a big fan of basketball, however, deduct one star from my rating.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gregor von Kallahann on August 14, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
It seems that after her screen successes in THE COLOR PURPLE and GHOST, Whoopi Goldberg suddenly could do no right in Hollywood. Leastwise when she had a starring role. Well, give her SISTER ACT, but that was followed by a string of critical and commercial duds--silly comedies mostly, but also schmaltzy dramas. She did acquit herself well in cameo roles for prestige directors like Altman, but overall, she struggled. Like Bette Midler before her, she was finding that her larger-than-life persona somehow had trouble translating to the big screen.

Which may say more about the state of the movies than about either Midler or Goldberg.

So when I finally got around to viewing EDDIE recently, I did not have high hopes for the film. Recuperating from surgery and suffering through a too long, too hot summer, I just wanted some lighter fare. In that sense, EDDIE proved to be a pleasant surprise. Sure it was kind of predictable, and as many have observed, it pretty much derails by the midway point. But Whoopi Goldberg as the Knicks fan-turned-coach gives a spirited, touching performance. Her initial awkward moments with team members ring true enough. The ways that attempts to reach out to team members range from the plausible (providing ad hoc marriage counseling to one) to the highly unlikely (learning enough Russian to begin to bridge the cultural and linguistic gap of a Russian born player).

The contrived, feel-good ending (sort of a MS. DEEDS STAYS IN NEW YORK) brings the film down several notches on the origniality scale. But Whoopi Goldberg gives it all she's got--as does the rest of the cast. They wind up giving the movie pretty much all the appeal that it's got.

Maybe that's part of the problem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TREND700 on January 12, 2010
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Manhattan limousine driver Edwina "Eddie" Franklin lives and breathes basketball. Her world revolves around Madison Square Garden, home of her beloved, albeit in last place, New York Knicks. She knows all there is to know about the team. She knows the players. She knows the coaches. She knows every statistic in the book. But what she never could have imagined is that hitting a free throw during a half-time contest would completely change her life. Whoopi does it once again. Eddie is hilarious, a truly great movie.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 11, 1999
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Whoopi is one of my favorite actresses, so that might be why my review of this film is biased. Although rabid movie critics may disagree with me, I found the film to be rather enjoyable. It was fun watching Whoopi arise to the level of coach and turn around the fledgling Knicks. It's a light-hearted comedy with laughs and fun. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Davis on December 1, 2009
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Like comedy, basketball and drama? Like to laugh, see the soft side of a coach as well as seeing the bad guys lose? Buy this film and you'll get all of this and more. It's a great vehicle for the talents of Whoopie and a few cameos of some players[I believe]. Great entertainment for all.
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While Eddie is a typical Whoopi movie, with all of the sarcasm and attitude we have come to expect, it has become a favorite (as I watched it numerous times) for two reasons ...

1) I love the scene where Eddie asks one of the team members if the loss is her fault. After saying, "You know how it is, coaches lose, teams win," he goes on to tell her that as long as she sees the players as just basketball players, and not real people, then they won't listen to her anymore than she is listening to them.

Too often we do the same, not just to basketball players, but to others in our lives. We fail to see them as real people, and we tend to forget the importance of listening to their cares and problems.

2) During the climax of the movie, Eddie must make a crucial decision. She has to decide if she is willing to put her reputation and future on the line for what is important. In so doing, she has to be willing to recognize that she has been a fool ... and put aside her own ego.

Depending on whether you enjoy Whoopi, you may or may not appreciate this particular video, but go beyond the surface humor and hear the message of the movie. Each of us is important, and we deserve to be listened to. And each of us has the possibility of changing things, even if we aren't rich and powerful.
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