The Replacements [DVD] [2000]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (98 out of 98)

Special Features


  • 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries, HBO first look: The Replacements and making the plays: an actor's guide to football
  • Cast/director film highlights
  • Feature-length audio commentary by director Howard Deutch
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Replacements
The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruits a ragtag band of scab players, to be headed up and whipped into shape by the retired veteran coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman). At the top of the recruitment list is quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat in the Sugar Bowl dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team? Brooke Langton plays Annabelle, head of the Sentinels' cheerleading squad (who has to contend with replacements of her own), and football commentators John Madden and Pat Summerall appear as themselves. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves - Shane Falco
  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Coach Jimmy McGinty
  • Orlando Jones
    Orlando Jones - Clifford Franklin
  • Jon Favreau
    Jon Favreau - Daniel Bateman
  • Brooke Langton
    Brooke Langton - Annabelle Farrell



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great football flick

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    eckoe
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    The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Jon Favreau and Jack Warden in what would be his last film appearance. The movie was loosely based on the 1987 NFL strike, specifically the Washington Redskins, who won all three replacement games without any of their regular players, going on to win Super Bowl XXII at the end of the season. Though the film is a story of the replacement players, the Falco-Martel QB controversy is quite similar to the one experienced by the post-strike Redskins between Doug Williams and Jay Schroeder. Hackman would later serve as the narrator for episode of the NFL Network's America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions devoted to that team.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replacements have talent too!

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    Oat2400
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    Watching the Replacements makes me wonder just how many athletes are out there with talent, but just not quite the talent level to make the NFL? Or possibly who underperformed in a workout for a team. Keanu Reeves plays a believable former quarterback with some talent, and the mishmash of characters around him, make it such a fun movie! Law enforcement and criminals playing on the same football team as scab players equals fun!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comedy gold!

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    tony3
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    I actually own this film on DVD already, and I have always enjoyed rewatching it from time to time. It's one of my go to films if I needed a good laugh. Buying it again on blu ray just says a lot on how much I enjoyed the film. They have bouncers, a cop, a criminal, a sumo on the team for starters! Oh and the cheering squad? I'll leave that for the rest of you to discover and enjoy!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A different look at football

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    sparky7139
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    1987, NFL is on strike and replacement players come and play football for the pros. Each are solid, but are quirky and have flaws which prevent them from making it to the NFL. The teams bonds together after 4 weeks and the fans start falling in love with them. Very good movie. I would recommend it for your collection

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    Joeybaldamore
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    Awesome Movie. I've seen the movie many many times. I watch it every time I catch it on tv, no matter how far into the movie it is. I figured I should buy it since it is such a great movie. And for $5.99 on blu-ray, how can you pass on that. I just wish they would put out a 4k version, since I try to buy only 4k movies if possible.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome movie

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    caddy83
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    This is a very funny, heart warming, and friendship movie about 2nd chances.The comedy alone is funny, especially incorporating football. Most of the actors here in this movie are well known. The way friends come together in reflections of past regrets tells you how the bond of friendship is a parts of our healthy daily lives. Great movie

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sports Comedy

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    Vidman31
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    Actually bought this on a whim when it was marked down super cheap because I remember liking this movie when it was released. Rewatching it again year she later I actually think it's gotten better with age. If you're a fan of the folks involved with the movie check it out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best sports movies

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    Malifarious
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    If your a sports fan and love comedies this is a must have for your collection, it ranks at the top of my list in both categories as far as movies go and I've made many references of it over the years.

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