Eddie

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Time Out says

Trying to add bounce to her well worn flounce, Whoopi's the eponymous, mouthy basketball fan who's caught up in the machinations of rhinestone cowboy Wild Bill (Langella). Bill has been brought in to save New York's ailing basketball team, the Knicks, and plucks Eddie from the crowd to act as a rinky-dink mascot coach. But she's the real thing - grabs a'hold of those NBA boys, shakes 'em up and you can guess the rest. They're all present and correct, the elements of a Goldberg vehicle we've come to know and dread. What saves the film from abomination is the basketball. It may not look good (TV values reign), but the floor pounding games are edited to create real rushes of glee. The NBA stars, too, are superb, particularly real-life hoop-dreamer Sealy as arrogant golden boy Stacy Patton.

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