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Second String (2002)

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American football coach Chuck Dichter has worked wonders with the Buffalo Bills, and is even confident to crown his career with a Super Bowl victory, but before the play-offs, an oyster ... See full summary »

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Robert Lieberman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Coach Chuck Dichter
Gil Bellows ... Dan Heller
Teri Polo ... Connie Heller
Richard T. Jones ... Gerry Fullerton
Garcelle Beauvais ... Larissa Fullerton
George Eads ... Tommy Baker
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Lenny Voyles
Lamont Johnson ... Ernie Weathers
Ingo Neuhaus ... Randy Johnson
Shawn Woods ... Curtus Hooks
Evan Parke ... Jackie Mumms (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Nick von Esmarch ... Tim Hobbs
Mike O'Shea Mike O'Shea ... Jeff Vandevier
Goûchy Boy ... Carl 'Big Daddy' Harris (as Gouchy Boy)
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ... Bill Conners
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American football coach Chuck Dichter has worked wonders with the Buffalo Bills, and is even confident to crown his career with a Super Bowl victory, but before the play-offs, an oyster food poisoning wipes out his first team for a month. Dan Heller, an insurance salesman and former college quarterback, who was hired, reluctantly, but his wife twisted his arm, just for practice, now has to captain and train a bunch of rookies and old-timers against the hardest adversaries. Dichter decides to sign up triple Super Bowl-winner Tommy Baker in Dan's place. Written by KGF Vissers

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She believed in him. Now he must believe in himself to lead the team to the Super Bowl.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Del banquillo a la super bowl See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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The Bills won! (Sorta)
19 December 2002 | by StevensonCDSee all my reviews

Being a Bills fan, I originally found it annoying that they made a movie about the Bills and the losing of four superbowls. But once I began to watch, I felt really connected. It was actually nice to see the "Bills" win the superbowl, and I must say, that for a TV movie it was actually very well done. Gil Bellows as the QB, and Jon Voight as the old-school Coach did a very fine job. 8 out of 10


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