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The Comebacks (2007)

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Original title: Comebacks, The

Release Date
 USA: Oct 26, 2007
BoxOffice: $13.1M

Official Website:
The Comebacks Website

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude and sexual content throughout and some drug material

Running Time
1 hour, 24 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Fox Atomic, Tapestry Films

Studio Fox Atomic

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Genre: Comedy

Tagline: Keep your eye on the ball.

Plot: A satire in the vein of EPIC MOVIE and DATE MOVIE, THE COMEBACKS, directed by Tom Brady (THE HOT CHICK), tackles the conventions of the inspirational sports movie with jock-like gusto. Led by washed-up coach Lambeau Fields (David Koechner), the losers of the title attempt to become a winning football team, while referencing a dizzying array of athletic-oriented films from Hollywood history, ranging from ROCKY to RADIO--the latter shamelessly parodied by a hapless, mentally challenged character named iPod (Jermaine Williams).

Gleefully goofy in its send-ups of sports movies, THE COMEBACKS revels in broad slapstick humor that perfectly suits Koechner, who is perhaps best known as the obnoxious Todd Packer on the TV series THE OFFICE. (Koechner's fellow OFFICE mate Melora Hardin is also present, though the show's downbeat, quirky humor is notably M.I.A.) Other actors in the mostly unknown cast include real-life former football star Carl Weathers (the ROCKY films and, of course, ACTION JACKSON) and Matthew Lawrence, the brother of Joey Lawrence, who plays a quarterback with distinctly non-macho tendencies. Boasting comedic moments as subtle as the school bus that plows into a character during one scene, THE COMEBACKS doesn't pretend to be sophisticated--it happily indulges in its

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 Directed by
Tom Brady
The Hot Chick, The Retreat, Untitled Nick Cannon Project
 Written by
Joey Gutierrez
Married with Children
John Aboud
The Wrong Coast, I Love the 80's 3-D, I Love the '90s
Michael Colton
I Love Toys
Adam Jay Epstein
Not Another Teen Movie, 2001 MTV Movie Awards, The Mummy Parody
Andrew Jacobson
The Mummy Parody
Carl Weathers
Predator, Rocky, Little Nicky
Nick Searcy
Cast Away, One Hour Photo, Runaway Jury
Andy Dick
Road Trip, The Cable Guy, The Aristocrats
David Koechner
Snakes on a Plane, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Melora Hardin
Absolute Power, The Hot Chick, Iron Eagle
Matthew Lawrence
Mrs. Doubtfire, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Hot Chick
Brooke Nevin
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, Comeback Season, Loves Music, Loves to Dance
 Music By
Christopher Lennertz
Meet the Spartans, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Soul Plane

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