• Semi-Pro (2008)


Release Date: February 29th, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2008

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

In 1976, singer Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell) uses the profits from his only hit single to fulfill a longtime dream of owning a basketball team. His team, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league, and what's more, the franchise may fold when the ABA and NBA announce plans to merge. It's up to Jackie and the Tropics to turn their game around and slam-dunk their chance for survival.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, Rob Corddry, DeRay Davis

Director: Kent Alterman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Mosaic Media Group

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Rise, 1970s, Hilarious, Engaging, Competition, Underdog, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Mildly diverting and utterly dispensable. show more

  • 75

    Ultimately, we don't purchase tickets to Will Ferrell movies for their sweeping romantic storylines, but because he makes us laugh. And Semi-Pro offers plenty of reasons to do so. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The comedy is sloppy, crude and contains far too many misfires, but the film does capture the old ABA spirit in its ungainly struggles to wrestle laughs from seriously mediocre material. show more

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