• The Replacements (2000)

The Replacements

Release Date: August 11th, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 28th, 2000

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

It's late in the season; the playoffs are fast approaching; and the Washington Sentinels have just gone on strike. Scrambling for a solution, the Sentinels' owner Edward O'Neil hatches a plan to bring in legendary coach Jimmy McGinty to recruit a team of replacement players in exactly one week. For fans and owners alike, the strike is a disaster. But for Shane Falco and a mismatched crew of outsiders, it is the second chance they've waited their whole lives for.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Orlando Jones, Jon Favreau, Brooke Langton, Rhys Ifans, Jack Warden, Faizon Love

Director: Howard Deutch

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Bel Air Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rise, Underdog, 2000s, Love, Inspiring, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    Formulaic but surprisingly charming. show more

  • 72
    Larry TerenziMr. Showbiz

    An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster. show more

  • 63
    Ann HornadayBaltimore Sun

    The story of the triumphant underdog is irresistible, even when every single plot point comes marching down Main Street. show more

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