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A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

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Oliver Stone

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Daniel Pyne (screen story), John Logan (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Tony D'Amato
Cameron Diaz ... Christina Pagniacci
Dennis Quaid ... Jack 'Cap' Rooney
James Woods ... Dr. Harvey Mandrake
Jamie Foxx ... Willie Beamen
LL Cool J ... Julian Washington
Matthew Modine ... Dr. Ollie Powers
Jim Brown ... Montezuma Monroe
Lawrence Taylor ... Luther 'Shark' Lavay
Bill Bellamy ... Jimmy Sanderson
Andrew Bryniarski ... Patrick 'Madman' Kelly
Lela Rochon ... Vanessa Struthers
Lauren Holly ... Cindy Rooney
Ann-Margret ... Margaret Pagniacci
Aaron Eckhart ... Nick Crozier
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Storyline

When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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that women would eat her own children See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Un domingo cualquiera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,584,625, 26 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,530,832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,230,832
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The home of the California Crusaders in the movie is Pro Player Stadium, which is where the real-life team, the Miami Dolphins, play. See more »

Goofs

When Tony D'Amato addresses the locker room at the halftime, he admonishes the offense for not executing the "blitz" the way they practiced. "Blitz" is a maneuver executed by the defense. See more »

Quotes

[the Shark has just sliced Beamen's van in two after Beamen makes a bad remark about the Sharks defense]
Luther 'Shark' Lavay: In football, you have the offense and the defense. You can't have one without the other. Respect will be paid.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see D'Amato accepting an award and telling of his future plans with the league. See more »

Alternate Versions

Because European audiences normally don't know the rules of American Football, approximately 12 minutes of footage (scenes of foul play) were cut from some European prints to shorten running time. See more »

Connections

Features Ben Hur (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

REUNION
Written by Capone (as K. Holley), N.O.R.E. (as V. Santiago), L. Porter, M. Thomas, M. Slamer and L. Mason
Produced by E. Z. Elpee
Performed by Capone-N-Noreaga (as Capone-n-Noreaga)
Courtesy of TOMMY BOY RECORDS
Contains sample of "THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE"
Performed by CITY BOY
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.
By Arrangement With WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS and Courtesy of MERCURY RECORDS
Under License From UNIVERSAL MUSIC SPECIAL MARKETS
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Loved It!
9 January 2000 | by tiffybopSee all my reviews

I think the movie as a whole was excellent. Oliver Stone did a great job, I felt as though I was inside the screen. The almost 3 hours didn't even feel like it, it felt like watching a Football game on Any Given Sunday. Jamie Foxx did a great job, you loved him at times and hated him at times, and he gave you great reason to do either. And of course Al Pacino was the man as always, playing a coach with heart and blowing you away at the end. Cameron Diaz was the best wicked witch, just a hard-core display of a woman of the millenium. All in all, anyone who thinks this movie had no plot, wasn't paying attention. All you have to do is see the change in the characters throughout the movie, and what the game meant to each one of them: from the owner, to the coach, to the players, to the doctors, to the families. Perfect example is the characters of both Ann Margaret and Lauren Holly. There is a lot of meaning in this movie. Kudos!


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