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Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 September 1991 (USA)
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule.

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Stan Dragoti

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Paul Blake
Hector Elizondo ... Coach Ed Gennero
Robert Loggia ... Coach Wally Rig
Harley Jane Kozak ... Dr. Suzanne Carter
Larry Miller ... Dean Phillip Elias
Sinbad ... Andre Krimm
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Carver Purcell
Rob Schneider ... Chuck Neiderman
Jason Bateman ... Jarvis Edison
Andrew Bryniarski ... Wyatt Beaudry
Duane Davis ... Featherstone
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
Marcus Giamatti ... Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
Kathy Ireland ... Lucy Draper
Andrew Lauer ... Charlie Banks
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Storyline

Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a thirty-four-year-old quarterback, a female placekicker, and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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This gang of loners, loonies and losers are about to become something they've never been before. A team See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Necessary Roughness See more »

Filming Locations:

Azle, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,513,130, 29 September 1991

Gross USA:

$26,255,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,255,594
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laikai Manumana (Peter Tuiasosopo) says his name in Samoan means 'runt of the litter.' Depending on the spelling, it could also mean 'seawater' or 'sandwich.' See more »

Goofs

When Featherstone catches the touchdown pass, he doesn't actually cross the goal line. See more »

Quotes

Chris Berman: From Champs to chumps. Just six months ago, The Texas State Fighting Armadillos were billed as the greatest college football team in history, and now, they are history. Yesterday, the commision slapped Texas State with a staggering list of infractions including recruiting violations, steroid abuse, illegal payments to players and , of course, grade tampering. To where these guys are going, their yearbook photos will be used as mugshots. Joining us tonight is our guest commentator, the legendary...
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 7 seconds to cut two of the film's three uses of strong language for a '12' rating. Video versions are uncut, and upgraded to a '15' rating. See more »

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One of the funniest movies I've seen
13 November 1998 | by Verbal-17See all my reviews

This is an absolutely hilarious movie that I would recommend to

anyone. True, it has the same basic plot as every other sports movie that has come out in the last 20 years (group of ragtags come together to form a team to defeat a bigger, more evil team, etc.), but there such high energy in all the performances, and the dialogue is so brimming with hilarity that it doesn't matter. How many "comedies" have come out recently that contain only a few jokes, each of them surrounded by tons of boring and meaningless plot development that don't add up to anything. For anyone tired of this, I highly urge you to take a look at this highly underrated film filled with dialogue that is refreshingly funny all the way through. Movies like this are what great comedy is all about.


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