• The Comebacks (2007)

The Comebacks

Release Date: October 19th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Lambeau Fields (David Koechner), the worst coach in the history of college football, gets a final chance to redeem himself at Heartland State University. Scouring the campus for talent, Fields winds up with a ragtag team of misfits who must be whipped into shape both on and off the field. Unbelievably, his unorthodox training methods work, and the teammates find themselves in the playoffs against the Lone Star State Unbeatables.

Cast: David Koechner, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin, Matthew Lawrence, Brooke Nevin, Nick Searcy, Robert Ri'chard, Jermaine Williams

Director: Tom Brady

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Tapestry Films, Fox Atomic

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Underdog, Wife, Rise, Daughter, 2000s, Rivalry, Offbeat, Family, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Koechner tries hard, but ultimately scores few laughs except for when, like Ferrell, he bares his comically less than toned, fleshy body. show more

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    As dumb spoofs go, The Comebacks isn't bad. It takes almost every sports movie of the last five years ("Field of Dreams," too) and blends them into a single slapdash comedy. show more

  • 25
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    We're treated to endless scenes of women getting slammed, thrown and clothes lined, while men's genitals are grabbed, groped, stroked and tasered. It's all just as painful as it sounds. show more

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