Synopsis: A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): George Clooney
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Harvey wants to see you in his office.

I'd take that mack off

before you go in there.

- You would, would you?

- He might think there's an air raid.

Good, boys, complete sentences.

Next week, let's try paragraphs.

- Say, Pete, see about Hank Kelly, will you?

- He doesn't talk to reporters.

- Say, Harvey.

- Nice piata.

- Don't you start.

- Pull up a chair.

Best seat in the house.

Who are you, Sarge?

Mack Steiner. Lieutenant.

Lexie, I got one for you.

You ever hear of Carter

Rutherford, "the Bullet"?

Football boy? War hero football boy?

Good-looking war hero football boy.

Took time out of

college to fight the war.

Got a whole platoon of

Jerries to surrender.

Just dropped their guns and gave

up from the sound of his voice.

You ought to hire him. Get

rid of this pack of geniuses.

- We're gonna do a story on him.

- What's your angle?

- It ain't true.

- It's all a crock.

The kid's doing radio

shows and advertisements.

He's hired a promoter named CC Frazier

to put himself on the

cover of every magazine.

I like those razors.

- Sure. Who doesn't?

So what's the story, Mack?

I served with him. I was there

in the Argonne. He ain't no hero.

You're gonna meet with Carter and

CC. He's gonna be in town next month.

And you're gonna do a story

on the virtues of the Bullet.

The many virtues!

And then we're gonna break the

myth of the War Hero Bullet.

Listen, you got fellas

who'd be perfect for this.

Three Knickerbockers

out there, for instance,

who'd trade their high school

diplomas for a crack at it.

- It's not my kind of story.

- Lexie,

CC Frazier wants the Chicago

Tribune to do a story on his protg.

We're gonna oblige him,

and you're gonna do it.

Can I talk to you alone for a minute?

Captain, would you excuse us?

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