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Year: 2000
USA: Warner Bros
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jack Warden, Brooke Langton, Jon Favreau, Rhys Ifans, Jones, Brett Cullen, Gailard Sartain, David Denman, Faizon Love, Michael Taliferro, Ace Yonamine, John Madden
Director: Howard Deutch
Country: USA
USA: 118 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some crude sexual humor and language
USA Release Date: 11 August 2000


Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) is a former All-American quarterback who played for Ohio State University and was picked up in the pros by San Diego. He was soon nicknamed "footsteps" for his failure to complete passes and his tendency to dump the ball quickly. His lack of nerves and two concussions led him to quit the game, until the day coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) offered him the job as starting quarterback for the Washington Sentinels.

Jimmy McGinty is the former head coach of the Washington Sentinels. Having once led the Sentinals to championship glory, he's called out of retirement by team owner Edward O?Neil (Jack Warden). Now, however, he's got the dubious task of training a team of rag-tag replacement players to win enough consecutive games just to make it to the playoffs. For Shane and his fellow players it's a second chance to prove themselves.

Look out for Rhys Ifans (NOTTING HILL) who plays Gruff, the replacement kicker for the Sentinels and Brooke Langton (THE NET TV series).

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