The Comebacks

1 out of 5 stars
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.

By: Drew Toal


Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday October 19 2007
Duration: 88 mins

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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