The Replacements script
Synopsis: 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.

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SUMMERALL (V.O.)

That pretty much sums upWashington's running game all daylong. They've had a miserable 42yards on the ground...

O'NEIL (V.O.)

Damnit!

5 INT. NEXTEL STADIUM - O'NEIL'S LUXURY BOX - SAME TIME 5

Where we find EDWARD O'NEIL, the red-faced, 75-year-oldowner of the Washington Sentinels.

Sitting obliviously at his side is his wife; a once-upona-

time blonde bombshell now held together by collagen andsilicone. She's busy at work on a Post crossword puzzle.

MRS. O'NEIL

What's a six letter word for

'exuberant'?

O'NEIL

'Divorced.'

(through thebinoculars)

Tildon, you moron!

MRS. O'NEIL

'Divorced' is eight letters...

6 EXT. NEXTEL STADIUM - FIELD - DAY 6

We see quarterback EDDIE MARTEL running for the end zonewhen he is confronted by a safety smaller than he is.

Martel goes down in one of those wimpy quarterback slidesbefore the safety can even hit him.

7 INT. NEXTEL STADIUM - O'NEIL'S LUXURY BOX - DAY 7

O'Neil throws down his binoculars.

O'NEIL

Martel, you wimp!

He begins to cough hoarsely before taking deep breaths,

dramatically, as if Martel's play was the one that wasactually going to send him to his grave.

(CONTINUED)

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O'NEIL

I got one foot in the grave and Icould have scored!

An assistant steps over with two blue pills and a glassof water. O'Neil grabs the pills but pushes the wateraway, chasing them with his martini instead.

O'NEIL

Get me Jimmy McGinty.

here. Tonight.

Get him

CUT TO:

8 INT. CONTROL BOOTH - DAY 8

JOHN MADDEN and PAT SUMMERALL wrapping up the game.

MADDEN:

And that play may very well be thelast play of the season...

SUMMERALL:

If you haven't heard, the players'strike became official at nine

p.m. eastern time. We go livenow to Dwight Edwards in theWashington locker room for areaction from the players. Dwight?

INTERCUT:

9 INT. LOCKER ROOM - DAY 9

A handsome former wide receiver and now TBS Sportsreporter, DWIGHT EDWARDS, stands before quarterback EddieMartel.

DWIGHT EDWARDS:

Eddie, there's a lot of angry fansout there tonight who feel thatthe players are being too greedyin their demands. Anything you'dlike to say to that?

MARTEL:

Look, I know that five million a

year sounds like a lot of money.

But I gotta pay ten percent to myagent, five percent to my lawyer,

plus alimony, child support -(

CONTINUED)

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Vince McKewin

Vince was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism. He worked at a New York ad agency before coming to LA to act. He was also an award winning playwright and had a world premier of his play AD WARS at the Williamstown Theater Festival. more…

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