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USA: Universal Studios
UK: Universal Pictures International UK
Cast: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinksi, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root, Wayne Duvall, Keith Loneker, Malcolm Goodwin, Matt Bushell, Tommy Hinkley, Tim Griffin, Robert Baker, Nick Paonessa, Nicholas Bourdages, Jack Thompson, Jason Drago, Bill Roberson, Hi Bedford-Roberson, Mark Teich, Christian Stolte
Director: George Clooney
USA: 114 mins
UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and comic violence
USA Release Date: 4 April 2008
UK Release Date: 11 April 2008
Oscar® winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger match wits in LEATHERHEADS, a quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925.
Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks.
Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), America's favourite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field.
This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton (Zellweger) aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two team mates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections.