• Eddie (1996)


Release Date: May 31st, 1996

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Chauffeur Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) is fanatical about the New York Knicks basketball team. After she wins a contest to be their honorary assistant coach, Eddie so impresses the team's owner (Frank Langella) that he fires the head coach, John Bailey (Dennis Farina), and replaces him with Eddie. She is instrumental in turning the floundering team around, just in time to make the playoffs. There, they will face the Charlotte Hornets -- now led by former Knicks coach Bailey.

Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, Lisa Ann Walter, John Benjamin Hickey, John Salley, Rick Fox

Director: Steve Rash

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Island Pictures, Permut Presentations, Hollywood Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Rise, Competition, New York City, Underdog, 1990s, Brash, Rivalry, Amusing