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The Comebacks (2007)

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A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »

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Ed Yeager (screenplay), Joey Gutierrez (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Koechner ... Lambeau "Coach" Fields
Carl Weathers ... Freddie Wiseman
Melora Hardin ... Barb Fields
Matthew Lawrence ... Lance Truman
Brooke Nevin ... Michelle Fields
Nick Searcy ... Mr. Truman
George Back George Back ... Buddy Boy
Noureen DeWulf ... Jizminder Featherfoot
Jesse Garcia ... Jorge Juanson
Jackie Long ... Trotter
Robert Ri'chard ... Aseel Tare
Martin Spanjers ... Randy Randinger
Jermaine Williams ... IPod
Finesse Mitchell ... Titans Coach
Will Arnett ... Mailman
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Storyline

Lambeau Fields lives a middle-class lifestyle in America along with his wife, Barb, and a gorgeous daughter, Michelle, who he has brought up as a son. Lambeau is a failure and has virtually given up on his career as a football coach. Then his friend, Freddie Wiseman, encourages him to re-enter this field, and he does so by re-locating to Plainfolk in Texas and joins the Heartland State University. It is here he will meet some of the most pathetic players, and quite disillusioned he goes about to find new-comers. He finds a kicker in Jasminder Featherfoot, provided of course, he keeps her involvement secret from the rest of her family. Then he finds Lance Truman, whose drag queen dad has brought him up more like a tom-girl. With these additions and others Lambeau sets forth to include his team in the next Super...Er...Toilet Bowl 2 series, and it is here that he will find that Lance fumbles a lot; Barb is not quite faithful as she seems; he will soon be in jail for Indecent Exposure; ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Keep your eye on the ball. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sports Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,554,594, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$13,349,927

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,539,154
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(unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The coach's name, Lambeau Fields, is a play on Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers. See more »

Goofs

When Coach Fields is "Yankin' off horses," his hands are under the horse. Then it cuts to Freddie, and Coach Field's hands are on his lap with no time for him to achieve this See more »

Quotes

Titans Coach: Crack is whack and white don't cover black!
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Alternate Versions

Unrated Version On home video there is a much longer version that has several new scenes, reedited scenes and different angles. See more »

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Spoofs Radio (2003) See more »

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Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya
Written by Jeffrey Thompkins
Performed by Poison Clan
Courtesy of Lil Joe Records, Inc.
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Not that bad
5 February 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for The Comebacks, it looked absolutely horrible and I had no interest in seeing it, but when it came out on DVD today, I figured since there was nothing else that caught my interest, I would rent it and give it a shot. I watched it tonite and it really wasn't that bad. I think it was immature and stupid at times, but there were a few funny moments that made me laugh. I don't really watch many sports movies, so I wonder maybe if I saw more, maybe this movie would make more sense to me, but it's all good, I still didn't mind so much watching The Comebacks. I admit, these "stupid spoof" movies are lame, but what's the harm in a stupid joke every once in a while? The Comebacks isn't really that bad if you give it a fair chance.

Coach Fields is failing in life, family and career both, but when he is offered a chance to bring his career back to life if he can bring a looser football team into the championship. But the team is really really terrible, like beyond terrible. But with a little work and team effort they try to give it their all, even though that might turn into something more sad.

The Comebacks over all isn't the worst film I've seen, I think it's good for a couple laughs and giggles. I know that this was stupid, but I couldn't help but laugh when the coach comes in the middle of a fight in the locker room and he's beating the nerd's head against the locker, just him and the nerd in general were so funny together. If you have an open mind and don't take this movie too seriously, I think you'll have a fun time watching it, if you watch it expecting it to be Oscar worthy material, this is not the movie for you.

4/10


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