• Publication date: August 15, 2014

The Replacements

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When a national football league goes on strike, Jimmy McGinty must recruit a replacement team.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC 2:

July 1, 2015 17:00 (KSA) ~ July 1, 2015 16:00 (CLT)

When the Washington Sentinels join a league-wide player strike, former coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman) must find replacements.  For years he kept tabs on a handful of promising players specifically for this occasion.  The coach selects Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) to be the team's quarterback, a college football hopeful whose career ended prematurely.

The team's owner initially guarantees Hackman's character complete autonomy,though he is forced to replace Falco with union scab and regular quarterback Eddie Martel (Brett Cullen).  Still Falco remains committed to McGinty and his teammates, and the replacements inch closer to victory with each game.

The Replacements earned $50 million at the box office, slightly more than its near $45 million budget.

Starring:

  • Keanu Reeves
  • Gene Hackman
  • Brooke Langton
  • Jon Favreau
  • Orlando Jones
  • Brett Cullen

Directed by:  Howard Deutch

Rating:  PG-13 for some crude sexual humor and language.