The American Basketball Association is on the verge of collapse, and when a former NBA benchwarmer returns to his hometown of Flint, MI, to whip his former team into shape for the playoffs, redemption is just a free throw away in this period sports comedy starring Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. Penned by Old School scribe Scot Armstrong, Semi-Pro tells the tale of a 1970s-era basketball player who doesn't have much luck in the NBA, but vows to leave his mark on the sport by coaching the Flint Tropics. When the upstart ABA league agrees to be absorbed by the NBA, only four teams will be allowed in. Jackie Moon (Ferrell) must orchestrate a successful season both on the court, and financially off the court with the help of many odd promotional events, in order to remain in the sport he loves.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 91min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/29/2008
- DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008
- Distributor(s): New Line
- Themes: Underdogs,Basketball Players,Coaches and Players,Coming Home
- Tone: Goofy,Raunchy
NBA (National Basketball Association), basketball, coach, comeback, redemption
- Country of Origin: USA (02-29-2008)
- Language: English