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The Comebacks

  • Film

Time Out says

Born loser Lambeau “Coach” Fields (Koechner) must take a band of lovable misfits and lead them to high-school football glory in this vacuous spoof of inspirational sports films. The Comebacks irrefutably signals a precipitous decline in the quality of goofy sports comedies—a genre that reached its Scott Bakula–ized zenith in 1991 with the evergreen gridiron classic Necessary Roughness. Not even a gutsy performance from Rocky’s Carl Weathers could prevent shuddering at Coach Fields’s end-of-film mention of a possible sequel—which would inevitably be more painful than receiving a full-speed, open-field hit from Michael Strahan.
Written by Drew Toal

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tom Brady
  • Screenwriter:Ed Yeager, Joey Gutierrez
  • Cast:
    • David Koechner
    • Carl Weathers
    • Melora Hardin
    • Matthew Lawrence
    • Will Arnett
    • Dax Shepard
    • Eric Christian Olsen
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