Draft Day

Synopsis: It's draft day in the NFL and as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny is forced to come up with a big move. After trading for the number one pick, Sonny has to choose between a lower-ranked linebacker with a questionable past or a celebrated quarterback with a questionable future. All the while, Sonny is walking in the footsteps of his father and personal complications force their way to the surface.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Ivan Reitman
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

I know what it sounds like...

It sounds like you're trying

to take advantage of me.

I would never do that.

Your seventh pick gives you, what?

A running back with a rap sheet?

You don't know who I'm

pickin' seven, Tom.

I'm not gonna sell the

farm for one guy.


You should. Your farm sucks.

Pick number one.

Get Bo Callahan.

I got a quarterback.

Brian Drew?

Are you talking about Brian Drew?

Jesus, you're hilarious.

Guy barely made it

through half the season

before gettin' injured last year.

I have the golden ticket, Sonny.

If I give it to you, you get

to save football in Cleveland.

You have 10 seconds, but

then I gotta go to work.

Enjoy your pancakes, Tom.

Folks, I believe

the word "Clevelander"

comes from the Latin word that means

"to have idiotic hope at all time,"

and don't we ever?

We don't have beaches and

beautiful weather and sunshine

and hot babes

roller-skating all over.

You know what we've got?

We got our sports teams.

And that's the only hope we have.

Let me explain to you.

Football was invented 20 miles

down the road in Canton, Ohio.

This is a football town.

It's in our DNA.

No doubt about it.

To me, losing the team altogether,

having the team go and move to

Baltimore, go there and win,

that was so painful for the town.

And then the new expansion

franchise having to come back in.

One of the amazing

things to me is that,

in the midst of all of this losing,

people are still hopeful that...

- Yeah.

- ...eventually, this is going to be our year.

Maybe to a fault, with the hope.

But that's really all we have.

- Because this is a sports town.

- And I want Sonny Weaver to know...

Sonny, I hope you're listening.

You better be.

Can you please do somethin' tonight

to turn this thing around?

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