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At Theaters: 8/11/2000 On Video: 11/28/2000
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 54 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 209915
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Success is often a matter of blind luck, and some deserving people, talented in their own right, never get a crack at it. Such has been the fate of Shane "Footsteps" Falco, once a hot All American prospect on the football field. Shane can only regret what's behind him, and can't even begin to imagine what's ahead. But Fate is not through with Shane.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - Undiscriminating fans of sports comedies should enjoy this formulaic entry into the genre. Those looking for originality or surprises won't find any of that here. The frequent profanity may make the film inappropriate for younger children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Keanu Reeves THE MATRIX, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE
Gene Hackman ENEMY OF THE STATE, ANTZ, TWILIGHT, ABSOLUTE POWER
Director: Howard Deutch ODD COUPLE II
Producer: Dylan Sellers
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About The Production
Training Camp
Finding A Home
Making It Real
Heading For The End Zone
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Frequent use of mild to strong profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting, non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights and violent football action.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco use.
ACTION: Lots of football action.
COMEDY: Verbal and physical humor.
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Average
Going into The Replacements, one knows exactly what one is going to see: a team of misfit football players comically getting their act together for the big game, during which they enjoy their moment of glory. And, indeed, the only real surprise of this comedy is just how content director Howard Deutch and writer Vince McKewin is with strictly following expectations, not serving up one single deviation from the given formula.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 184 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
8
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
22
High
95%
13-19Teens (F)
14
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
18
High
94%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
44
High
97%
30+Adults (F)
65
High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

Success is often a matter of blind luck, and some deserving people, talented in their own right, never get a crack at it. Such has been the fate of Shane "Footsteps" Falco (KEANU REEVES), once a hot All American prospect on the football field. Shane can only regret what's behind him, and can't even begin to imagine what's ahead.

But Fate is not through with Shane. When League players decide to strike, leaving the prospect of empty fields (and equally empty stadiums) for team owners to contemplate, the Washington Sentinels scramble for a solution. When they bring contentious and self-retired head coach Jimmy McGinty (GENE HACKMAN) back into the fold, McGinty seeks out players who will play with their hearts rather than their wallets.

For the League, the situation is a disaster, but for Shane and a mismatched crew of outsiders, it's a second chance to grab at sports stardom. As they amaze everyone with their winning streak, the ragtag group discovers in itself the ability to hope for more than they ever thought possible...maybe even the playoffs, which has been denied to the Sentinels for seven years.

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