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Coach Riggendorf is hilarious! (especially his halftime speech). The interactions between Coach Riggendorf and Coach Geniero crack me up. They have the funniest bunch of characters on their team (the fictitious Texas State Armadillos) including Andre Krimm (Sinbad), Manu-Manu the Slender, Samurai, Sgt. Wilkerson, McKenzie, the Twins, Paul Blake, Jason Bateman, Featherstone (a.k.a. Stonehands), Popkey, Charlie Banks, Lucy (Kathy Ireland), etc. Rob Schneider is the announcer for the football games in this movie and he is hilarious!! Some of his lines are classic!
Paul Blake (Scott Bakula) plays a former high school football star quarterback who never got the chance to play college football because he had to run the family farm. Coach Riggendorf goes out and recruits Blake to come back from "retirement" and join the team. After some convincing, Blake decides to come back and play quarterback for the Armadillos. They end up having a rough season and lose pretty much every game. The final game of the season arrives and they have to take on the #1 team in the state of Texas. No one expects them to win, but they pull out the improbable victory at the end of the game. This is a hilarious movie that will keep you in stiches throughout!
We've all seen the story of the underdog team of misfit athletes that band together to overcome the odds... but it works in this movie, with this cast, and it works very well. The team doesn't "win it all" this time around. They simply prove themselves to be legitimate against seemingly insurmountable odds, which lends credibility to the film, rather than having it play out like so many other sports movies.
Bakula does a great job playing quarterback Paul Blake. His supporting cast is also excellent. This is a great comedy and I highly recommend it.
Scott Bakula plays Paul Blake...once a top recruited high school QB who never played college football is brought into lead the team who must play both offense and defense because they don't have enough players. Sinbad plays Andre, a teacher at the college who also joins the team along with Jarvis (Jason Bateman) and a female kicker named Lucy (Kathy Ireland).
The Armadillos go out and get massacred in every game they play, much to the delight of the Dean (Larry Miller) who is no fan of athletics and wants to see the team fail. At the end of the year they find themsevles having to face their state rivals and #1 ranked Texas Colts...the stereotypical team of bad guys you always find in movies like this. Well you can probably guess who wins the game in the end.
Movies like this never come as a surprise. You always know what's going to happen in the end and the joy is the ride getting there. The team is suitably horrible with wide receivers who can't catch, and lineman who can't block and a coach who grows more frustrated with each practice.Read more ›
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This movie kept refreshing. We had to stop watching it. Not sure if it was our internet service or not. Everything else worked though.Published 1 month ago by J
One of those movies that didn't get much of a attention back when it was reléase, but turn out to be one of coolest Football movies!!!!Published 1 month ago by cesar ahmed figueroa cerrillo
After reading the 25 year anniversary interview with a lot of the actors, I even appreciate this movie even more. Even if you don't like football, you can appreciate this movie. Read morePublished 2 months ago by am1967
Not an Oscar nominee, but a funny movie with great quotes that reminds me of my childhood.Published 3 months ago by Antonio Ramirez
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