Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon [VHS]
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Barney becomes an instant celebrity as he embodies the spirit of every person who has ever dreamed of playing for a professional football team. However, Barney encounters significant resistance from Coach Rogenheimer (Art LaFleur) and his team mates, including huge Bubba (Jaime Cardriche), who look down on this non-professional. As the movie progresses we see Barney gain the respect of his team mates and his coach, and we see Barney lose the respect of his family, his friends and eventually his fans. Of course, this is a Disney movie and we know that somehow things will come to some kind of satisfactory ending.
This made-for-tv movie is different because it combines the usual incredible aspects of a Disney movie with genuine human behavior. In his own way Barney Gorman cares about people and they care about him. Barney is well liked and is that kind of person that we all think of as a nice guy. When Barney manages to disappoint his son, then his fans, and finally his wife, we see that fame and fortune have changed Barney from a nice guy to a slightly greedy person who has gotten lost in his own fame.Read more ›
The Philadelphia Eagles are having a mediocre year - to the chagrin of their new owner who is trying to prevail on local government to build him a new stadium. (If you live in Minnesota, this part will sound WAY too familiar.) While looking for possible new sites for the stadium, the owner sees a disgruntled Barney kicking empy containers out of the garbage dump, and, as they say in other movies "A Star is Born."
Kids will enjoy teammate Bubba's exercise routine. The rib-eating contest - to the accompaniment of the theme song of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is fun too (somewhat reminded this viewer of Paul Newman's egg escapade in "Cool Hand Luke.")
This is a Disney film- not Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday." It's a fun, albeit sanitized, view of the NFL. The team drinks Diet Coke, and for a raucous night out on the town, drives around singing "Working at the Car Wash." But there are lessons to be learned here for young and old. Danza's rousing halftime locker room speech is sentiment that all NFL players and employees would do well to heed.
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This is a fun and entertaining Disney film but it's all too obvious a TV movie and follows a too formulaic plot. The cast manages to hold up through the films lulls.Published on April 21, 2014 by Eric
Whenever I'm feeling down, I throw this film into my VCR. It always brightens up my day. This is Tony Danza's magnum opus. Brilliant Movie!Published on January 8, 2014 by TuckerWilliamsBlueberryHillDisco
It's no secret the Tony Danza has turned in some moving, heart-wrenching performances in his day, but with this performance, he has put himself on a plateau of Italian-American... Read morePublished on July 18, 2001 by RipTaylorIsGod
I saw the film, "The Garbage Picking, Field Goal cicking, Philadelphia Phenomenon." It had a good plot, but it was totally unrealistic and unbelievable. Read morePublished on February 25, 2001 by olivia norman
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