17 Again

Synopsis: At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet. But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlet to marry him, which she does. During their marriage, Mike can only whine about the life he lost because he married her, so she throws him out. When he also loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at, his old high school. While looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge ready to jump, and goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Burr Steers
Production: New Line Cinema
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

O'Donnell, save something for the game.

I'm just warming up, coach.

Just talked to the scout again.

He's coming tonight.

You play half the game

I know you're capable of...

...he's prepared to offer you

a full scholarship.

Free ride to college

and the world's your oyster, kid.

Thanks, coach.

All right, jockstraps,

let's gather up. Picture time.

Try not to break the camera.

We gotta hang on. Ned's not here yet.

Who cares? He's the water boy.

That doesn't matter,

because he's part of the team.

Sorry I'm late! Sorry I'm late!

But what kind of Dungeon Master

would I be...

...if I left my party in the middle

of a battle with a hippogriff?

Check it out, it's Merlin the Girlin.

Um, Ned, Ned, look, I'm your best friend,

all right, and I'll always have your back.

But there's only so much I can do

when you show up in a dress.

O'Donnell. How about you and Boy George

join us for this picture?

- Yep. Yep.

- Just one sec.

Give the little guy the sign, please.

Here we are.

Nice, guys. Scoot up in back.

Come on, you gotta look pretty

for the ladies, right? Come on.

Yeah. Let's do it. Three, two, one.

Hey, Vanilla Ice.

We got a game here. Let's bring it in.

Man, I had to. I had to.

Oh, man, over there.

Who is that stone-cold fox?

Oh, it's my girlfriend.

Take no prisoners, bro.

Oh, hey, there's my girl.

- Hey.

I'm glad you're here, Scar. This whole

scout thing has me wicked nervous.

I just feel like my whole future's

riding on this game.

Yeah. Yeah, I know how you feel.

Yeah? Is everything...?

Everything's cool, right?

Oh, yeah. Everything's totally copacetic.

- Totally?

- Totally.


I gotta go. See you.

You okay?

Uh, uh...

- We can talk about it later.

- No. Just tell me.

It's your big night. Go enjoy it.

I can't enjoy it unless you tell me

what's going on.




Wake up!


What are you doing?

Scar! Scar, hey.

Hey, Scarlet.

- Hey, hey. Hey, what are you doing?

- Mike, what are you doing?

Look, you and me,

we're in this together, okay?

- But the game. That's your future.

- No, the baby's my future.

- That's crazy.

- You're my future.

I can't let you throw this all away.

I won't let you.

Thank you for letting me stay here, Ned.

Oh, yeah. No problem.

- You good on the Cap'n?

- I'm good on the Captain.

Hey, Mike?

Mike, I can tell you're down,

but trust me on this.

You're looking at Scarlet

kicking you out of the house...

...and the kids wanting nothing to do

with you as a negative, when in fact...

- I guess it's mostly negative, isn't it?

- Well, yeah.

I had no upside for that.

Hey! You're getting that

big promotion today, right?

Yes. Yes, I am.

Today everything turns around for me.

Knock them dead.

I love you!

So anyway...

...the way corporate

wants us to spin it...

...is that maybe, in certain situations...

...a four-hour erection

isn't such a terrible thing.

Okay. Next up:

As most of you know, today I am proud to

be naming our new regional sales manager.

- Here we go.

- You know...

...I've been in the pharmaceutical game

for almost two years now...

...and people always ask me:

"What's it take to be an RSM?"




But most importantly,

dedication to this company.

So congratulations. Mike.

Mike, if you could slide to your left so I

can congratulate our new RSM, Wendy!

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Go out there and push some pills,

my peeps.

Good job, baby!

Bye-bye, thanks.

See you at practice. Mmm.

Mike. What's crack-a-lacking, coz?

Well, I'll tell you what's crack-a-lacking.

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