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Full Ride (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 August 2002 (USA)
Matt Sabo is a talented high school graduating senior who is picked to play in the state all-star high school football game. Despite the honor, Sabo sports a bad attitude on and off the ... See full summary »

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Mark Hoeger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Monroe ... Amy Lear
Riley Smith ... Matt Sabo
Bob Cady Bob Cady ... Coach Perry
Jonathan Wayne Wilson Jonathan Wayne Wilson ... Coach Neuberger (as Johnathan Wilson)
Mario Foxbaker Mario Foxbaker ... Alstrom
Michael Callahan Michael Callahan ... Decker (as Michael Callahan Jr.)
Michael Sayers Michael Sayers ... Hayes
Michael Brooks Jr. Michael Brooks Jr. ... Mayweather
Rob Kunkel Rob Kunkel ... Norrie (as Bob Kunkel)
Zachariah Barrientos Zachariah Barrientos ... Thornton
Jade Jenise Dixon ... Terri (as Jade Dixon)
Sagan Lewis ... Matt's Mom
Patricia Kies Patricia Kies ... Amy's Mom
Mark Famiglietti ... Travis
Kevin Cabral Kevin Cabral ... Murtaugh
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Matt Sabo is a talented high school graduating senior who is picked to play in the state all-star high school football game. Despite the honor, Sabo sports a bad attitude on and off the field, including run-ins with the law, and it becomes evident to his teammtates at the all-star camp that he doesn't care about the game. That is until he meets Amy Lear, an attractive, intelligent local of the camps host town, who helps him realize that he has a shot at getting a full ride scholarship if he plays well. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including dialogue | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Blair, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Oberon Entertainment See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Filmed entirely in Omaha and Blair NE, and doing much of the filming in closed down Dana College's old Football Stadium. See more »

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All of the same old WB stuff
7 February 2004 | by Speedo_maskSee all my reviews

I took Film History and Appreciation class with Mark Hoeger, the director of this movie, last semester, and I have to say I expected much more out of one of his movies. The movie had potential but really was ruined because of a few things.

First of all, the screenplay was simply not well-written. Besides the storyline being a long series of cliches and predictable attempts at "plot twists" the dialogue was totally unconvincing. Some of the lines were great (the one about giving a girl "both inches" made me laugh), but too often there were lines written in that just didn't seem to fit. Some of the lines just didn't make sense at all.

Also, the acting was bad even by WB standards, with a few exceptions. I liked Meredith Monroe as the love interest, but basically the rest of the cast was typical WB crap. The actors delivered their lines totally unconvincingly at every chance they got, and at no point did I ever believe that a guy with pubes on his chin could get a girl that hot to even talk to him. Only a few of the football players were big, strong, quick, good, or mean enough to play football on a halfway decent high school team in Nebraska, let alone to play in an all-star type game.

Finally, most football movies have lots of great action shots during the games, but the game footage was slow and boring. Off the field there were way too many shots of the scenery. If they put those shots in to bore the viewers, they succeeded. For most of the movie I was bored out of my skull, and the only interesting part of watching the movie was trying to pick out places I had seen before and people I knew.

I really wish I had something really good to say about this movie. It lacked any imagination or talent, and was flawed in many many ways. In other words, it's a great WB movie.


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