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The Comebacks (2007)

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A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »

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Tom Brady

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Ed Yeager (screenplay), Joey Gutierrez (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Koechner ... Lambeau "Coach" Fields
Carl Weathers ... Freddie Wiseman
Melora Hardin ... Barb Fields
Matthew Lawrence ... Lance Truman
Brooke Nevin ... Michelle Fields
Nick Searcy ... Mr. Truman
George Back George Back ... Buddy Boy
Noureen DeWulf ... Jizminder Featherfoot
Jesse Garcia ... Jorge Juanson
Jackie Long ... Trotter
Robert Ri'chard ... Aseel Tare
Martin Spanjers ... Randy Randinger
Jermaine Williams ... IPod
Finesse Mitchell ... Titans Coach
Will Arnett ... Mailman
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Storyline

Lambeau Fields lives a middle-class lifestyle in America along with his wife, Barb, and a gorgeous daughter, Michelle, who he has brought up as a son. Lambeau is a failure and has virtually given up on his career as a football coach. Then his friend, Freddie Wiseman, encourages him to re-enter this field, and he does so by re-locating to Plainfolk in Texas and joins the Heartland State University. It is here he will meet some of the most pathetic players, and quite disillusioned he goes about to find new-comers. He finds a kicker in Jasminder Featherfoot, provided of course, he keeps her involvement secret from the rest of her family. Then he finds Lance Truman, whose drag queen dad has brought him up more like a tom-girl. With these additions and others Lambeau sets forth to include his team in the next Super...Er...Toilet Bowl 2 series, and it is here that he will find that Lance fumbles a lot; Barb is not quite faithful as she seems; he will soon be in jail for Indecent Exposure; ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Keep your eye on the ball. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sports Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,554,594, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$13,349,927

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,539,154
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Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

When Coach Fields is "Yankin' off horses," his hands are under the horse. Then it cuts to Freddie, and Coach Field's hands are on his lap with no time for him to achieve this See more »

Quotes

Trotter: [Buddy Boy is blocking Trottter's locker] Out of my way, fat ass. You finally decide to block something and it's my locker?
Buddy Boy: I was just gonna drop off an invitation to my birthday party. FYI, there's going to be a petting zoo.
[whimpers]
Lance Truman: Nice. Score one for Trotter, which is one more than he had yesterday.
[throws ball at Trotter, who catches it as team oooohhhs]
Trotter: Look, man, why don't you pretend this thing is a football, and just drop it?
[team ooohhhs louder]
Lance Truman: Why don't you act like a barbell and ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Unrated Version On home video there is a much longer version that has several new scenes, reedited scenes and different angles. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire
Written by Willie Beck, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James L. Williams), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones),
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Marvin Pierce, Ralph Middlebrooks and Ralph Middlebrooks
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not all bad
19 February 2008 | by safinahmedSee all my reviews

This movie is a nonsense/spoof comedy, in the lines of The Airplane or Naked Gun, but it doesn't even come close to this two, because it lacks originality and a little more intelligent jokes, rather then just throwing you with the same old easy jokes.

You can figure out some references to other movies, from the top of my head I identified Dodgeball and Rocky, so you can have some fun with that, trying to find out what movies are spoofed.

The movie also offers you an occasional laugh, but nothing that can cause you injuries, thus nothing really funny.

I liked the character IPod in some ways (even though some of the jokes with him are standard comedy 101).

I think this movie (and like most of nonsense/spoof comedy) depends on the mood you are in, so if you think you will laugh to any joke watch this movie. If you are in a serious mood forget about this (re)watch The Airplane instead, it will definitely make you laugh


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