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The Comebacks (2007)

David Koechner , Robert Ri'chard , Tom Brady  |  PG |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Koechner, Robert Ri'chard, DJ Qualls, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin
  • Directors: Tom Brady
  • Writers: Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Ed Yeager, Joey Gutierrez, John Aboud
  • Producers: Adam F. Goldberg
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010X8NFK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,633 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Comebacks" on IMDb

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David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bergundy) gives an outsized Farley-esque performance as Lambeau Fields, the worst coach in history, who accepts a position at Heartland State University, home of the hapless football team, the Comebacks, in rural Texas. Will he ignore his wife (Melora Hardin from The Office) in pursuit of victory? Will his rebellious gymnast teenage daughter (Brooke Nevin) choose the team's hotshot me-first player (Jackie Long) or the tutu-wearing quarterback (Matthew Lawrence) whose fumbles are an embarrassment to his father, a Cher impersonator? Will the star player Aceel Tare (Robert Ri'chard) live up to his name (mispronounced by Coach as "ACL Tear")? Will the team make it to the--oy--Toilet Bowl? The Comebacks tackles the inspirational "one last shot" sports movie, but is mostly content to simply quote other sports films and TV shows, including Field of Dreams, Bend It Like Beckham, Stick It, Remember the Titans, Invincible, Miracle, Dodge Ball (itself a sports film spoof), the Friday Night Lights TV series, and Radio (with a mentally challenged character named--wait for it--iPod). Some of The Comebacks is inspired. The Coach, demanding total commitment from his players, insists they flunk their courses and rack up felonies and probations. The fractious team bonds over Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" in a lip-synced, pyrotechnic performance worthy of MTV's Music Video Awards. And Bill Buckner wins the good sports award for a cameo that re-creates his momentous error in the '86 World Series. Despite several fumbles (a 15-yard penalty for the Andy Dick cameo), The Comebacks manages to score enough laughs to cheer Date Movie/Epic Movie fans, although it's not in the same league as Not Another Teen Movie or the Scary Movie films. --Donald Liebenson

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The producers of Wedding Crashers score huge laughs with the Rated Edition of The Comebacks.

You'll laugh till you punt watching this hilarious spoof comedy that tackles the most memorable scenes from your favorite sports movies. It's the story of Lambeau Fields (David Koechner), an out-of-luck coach trying to lead a ragtag team of fumbling footballers to victory before his long-suffering wife (Melora Hardin) leaves him and his sexy gymnast daughter (Brooke Nevin) gets bent out of shape!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the funniest spoof July 3, 2009
This was the ultimate funniest spoof, its just like scary movie 3 and 4 but its about football, its a little dirty in some ways but if you like football and spoofs this is a perfect combination
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth A Chuckle (Or Two) March 27, 2009
THE COMEBACKS is one of the dumbest, crudest, foul, uncouth, imbecilic movies I've ever seen (and based on all the films I've seen that's saying something, folks).

But. . .who cares?

This is a film that allows you to sit back and let ribald David Koechner take you on one wild and zany ride as the hapless, inept football coach Lambeau Fields (football fans will adore that name). Koechner isn't just over the top: He's practically in your grill as he tries to mold his team of dysfunctional malcontents into a competitive college football contender. Along the way we're treated to one sophomoric sight gag after another, and the film repeatedly spoofs several contemporary movies with all the delicacy of a doberman in a meat locker.

But again, who cares? THE COMEBACKS is intentionally bad (and dumb), and definitely worth the handful of chuckles it brings. The team's music video spoof to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and Frank Caliendo in the broadcast booth playing both Al Michaels and John Madden are must-see viewing.
--D. Mikels, Author, The Reckoning
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Hilarious July 15, 2008
By Jangus
I wasn't expecting very much from this movie when I bought it, but I laughed harder than I had in a long time. This is one of those movies where half the people in the room are laughing and the other half are just thinking it is stupid, it is that dumb humor like Dumb and Dumber. If you like that kind of humor, and you know the movies being paradied, you will love this movie like my friends and I did.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comebacks January 29, 2008
FUN! FUN! FUN! If you like dumb humor (and who doesn't?) then you'll love this movie. Great cast too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Im sorry but this is funy stuff February 28, 2009
I've been watching this movie on cinemax for the past 2 months and everytime i watch it the funnier it gets. Its really not a bad as people say trust me watch it youll love it hahah
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4.0 out of 5 stars Goofy but Funny January 11, 2009
This is a silly slapstick comedy but it had me laughing out loud. Especially if you have seen a lot of the sports movies it parodies, like Friday Night Lights, Bend it Like Beckham, etc. Great movie for kicking back with a couple of beers and some friends who feel like laughing without having to think too hard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hehe August 30, 2008
One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. The people giving this bad reviews have no sense of humor and no one cares about their opinion except them. So you didn't like the horse scene, get over it dude, that was one minute out of 88.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A parody about Football and sports movies. July 15, 2008
I always like a good spoof/parody movie, and tho this one is not a Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Zucker's/Abraham or Wayan's brothers movie, compared to some of the crappy parody movies coming out lately like "Epic Movie" this one is refreshing to see someone else take a puck at a parody type movie.

Unlike Epic Movie, I actually got a few good laughs out of this one.

This one makes fun of Gridiron Gang, Longest Yard errr... other football movies, as well as a few other sports. A few guest appearances by athletes such as Dennis Rodman and that guy from the NIKE adds 10 years ago (I'm Australian, I don't follow NHL)

Also Mad TV's Frank Caliendo appears doing his commentator impressions (such as John Madden)

The end of the movie seemed to be taking it self a bit too seriously, it's about the only thing I did not enjoy during the thing. Sure, it could have been funnier, but compared to some of the recent crap coming out in these parody, slapstick comedies, it's better then those.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Funny
It made me laugh through the entire movie. However, it is rather dumb. Probably best suited for guys hanging out drinking beer and lookin for a good laugh.
Published 6 days ago by Let's Go Bluuues!
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun. Good chance to see today's stars like Bradley ...
slap sticky. Lots of fun. Good chance to see today's stars like Bradley Cooper before they were famous. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Published 18 days ago by Ellijay Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Movie! Great Viewing!
Published 1 month ago by abbey G
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie!
This movie... So many laughs and I was very happy when I ordered it on here :D Whenever i get bored, I watch it :) I recommend this to everyone that wants a good laugh :)
Published 2 months ago by kaikun
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, avoid, avoid...
Horrible movie. I like a wide variety of types of comedies, but this one just fails miserably. They do have a few jokes here and there that are really funny, but you have to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by mr. big
5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous
Tihs movie was so ridiculously funny and stupid (in a good way) we just had to buy it. If you want comedy, you need this one, very light and very entertaining
Published 5 months ago by Lorelei Orr
4.0 out of 5 stars Raunchy humor
For those who like raunchy, crude humor and spoofs on other movies this is very funny. Good thing I am one of those people.
Published 8 months ago by Leroy A. Reeves
1.0 out of 5 stars It did not even work
I watched the first fifteen minutes then it said skipping over damaged areas, and the movie was over. Very annoying because it would cost more to return it than just keeping it.
Published 9 months ago by bob
4.0 out of 5 stars The Comebacks dvd
This is a crazy comedy. It has a college team of misfit learning football from an obsessed with sports coach. It's very funny if you like crazy comedies.
Published 11 months ago by vincewest75
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious movie
definitely one of the funniest parody movies ever made and David Koechner makes it even funnier. hilarious. funny funny fun
Published 13 months ago by EddyMacinCheese
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