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The Comebacks (2007)

David Koechner , Robert Ri'chard , Tom Brady  |  PG |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 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: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010X8NFK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,831 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Comebacks" on IMDb

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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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth A Chuckle (Or Two) March 27, 2009
Format:DVD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Hilarious July 15, 2008
By Jangus
Format:DVD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the funniest spoof July 3, 2009
Format:DVD
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A parody about Football and sports movies. July 15, 2008
Format:DVD
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comebacks January 29, 2008
By SRJ
Format:DVD
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
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, avoid, avoid... March 31, 2014
By mr. big
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
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 stomach 5 or 6 horribly bad jokes in-between decent jokes. And I don't mean "bad" in terms of inappropriate or offensive (since I don't offend easily), I mean "bad" in terms of likely being the product of someone with no actual sense of humor struggling to write jokes. It's not even "so bad it's good," but just pathetic and unwatchable. An embarrassment.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as bad as advertised February 10, 2008
By r-dawg
Format:DVD
if parodys arent your thing then this movie isnt for you. ive seen scary movie 4 and date movie and this movie to me is better than both of those. its not as funny as scary movie 1 or 2 but it passes the time nicely. and who ever said the plot isnt from any sports movie needs to watch more sports movies before they make comments like that. alot of the movie made fun of varsity blues and a hand full of others. worth a rental but probably not worth buying
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4.0 out of 5 stars Made for sports movie fans. Hilarious. February 14, 2011
Format:DVD
I love sports movies. Good, bad, or indifferent. The Comebacks is no doubt made by people who share the same passion. Other than perhaps Brian's Song, this movie lampoons every other football movie ever made (and many other sports movies). The list is impressive; this is what I saw on the first run:

Radio
Invincible
The Longest Yard
Lucas
Field of Dreams
Friday Night Lights
Wildcats
Rudy
Gridiron Gang
Waterboy
Necessary Roughness
Remember the Titans
Bend it Like Beckham
Mighty Ducks
Dodgeball
Rocky
Hoosiers
Drumline
Coach Carter

The fun in watching this movie lies not in the performances or the script - even if you've never seen the movie you already know it from beginning to end - the joy is that each ridiculous cliché is lovingly embraced and then turned on its head (the only one that didn't work was the insertion of Frank Caliendo and his tired impersonations). Included with the clichés is an great cast and an awesome number of cameos from Stacy Keibler, Will Arnett, Dax Shepard, and Bradley Cooper. As absurd as this sounds, The Combacks is perfect for not just sports and dumb comedy fans, but all movie-goers. With tons of homoerotic references (that somehow don't distract) that many see in football, and a three-way love triangle there is something for every fan. If that's not enough to bring everyone together, then Journey will surely unite us all. Don't stop believin', it worked for the Untouchables.

Jason Elin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great and fast delivery, hilariously awesome movie
Published 11 days ago by Moo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
completely satisfied
Published 24 days ago by randy wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Tons of laughs
Crude humor, cheap shots sight gags? if you like any or better yet all of these things....have I got a movie for you! Hysterical and too funny. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Russell S
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Ellijay Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Movie! Great Viewing!
Published 2 months 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 3 months ago by kaikun
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 7 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 9 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 10 months ago by bob
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