The Comebacks

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"Keep your eye on the ball."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 4.3  (11,999)
  • 25

The Comebacks, released in 2007, is a sports comedy movie directed by Tom Brady and produced by Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy. The movie was distributed by Fox Atomic, and it stars David Koechner as coach Lambeau Fields, Carl Weathers as Freddie Wiseman, and Robert Ri'chard as Aseem Batra. The movie follows the story of Coach Fields, an unfortunate American football coach who has never won a single game. He is given a chance at redemption when he is offered a position as coach of a college football team, the Heartland State University, known as the worst team in college football history. Coach Fields accepts the job with the hope of leading the team to victory and redeeming himself in the eyes of his peers and the community.

However, the job of turning around the worst team in college football history proves to be more difficult than he anticipated. The team is full of incompetent and unskilled players, and Coach Fields needs to recruit new players to bring out the talent in the team. He meets a girl named Michelle, who is a volleyball player but also comes from a football family. She proves to be a valuable asset to the team and helps Fields in recruiting players who can turn the team's fortunes around.

The movie pokes fun at the clichés and formulas that are commonly used in sports movies. It parodies many popular sports movies, including Rocky, Rudy, and Remember the Titans. The movie also makes references to popular sports figures, such as John Madden and Howard Cosell.

One of the prominent themes in the movie is redemption. The character of Coach Fields is given a chance to redeem himself by leading a losing team to victory. The movie also explores the theme of underdogs finding their inner strength to overcome adversity.

The cast of The Comebacks deliver great performances. David Koechner shines as Coach Fields, bringing his unique style of humor to the character. Robert Ri'chard is excellent as Aseem Batra, a student who is conflicted about playing football due to cultural differences. Carl Weathers delivers a solid performance as Freddie Wiseman, a former coach who is now working as a commentator.

The movie also features some great cameos from popular sports figures, including Lance Armstrong, Michael Irvin, and Bill Buckner. The soundtrack of the movie is filled with popular songs, including Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Another One Bites the Dust by Queen, and We Will Rock You by Queen.

Overall, The Comebacks is a hilarious sports comedy movie that not only parodies the clichés of popular sports movies but also delivers a strong message of redemption and overcoming adversity. It is a must-watch for sports enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

The Comebacks is a 2007 comedy. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3 and a MetaScore of 25.

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