Synopsis: Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so "Wild Bill" fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima donnas that make up the team and turns them around. But the owner hopes to move the team, now the darling of the New York fans, to St. Louis. He may OWN the team, but it BELONGS to the city and the fans!
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Director(s): Steve Rash
Production: Hollywood Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

[ Rapping ] Watch me take a jump

Yeah, I'm goin' for the dunk

And I never been a punk

but your girl called me hunk

Straight to the hoop

And I know how to shoot

But if you wanna know the truth

then you'd better get the scoop

Comin' out to mess

with the mike in my pants

And everybody's different

so you know I got it built

You take me

That can't be

Sure feel good

like all rookies

So for all beginners

if you wanna be a winner

Then you'd better have

some spinach with your dinner

So just push your head to the sky

if you wanna rise

- And keep your eye

on the prize 'cause it's live

- It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

What you see is what you get

And what you got

is a whole lotta sweat

Blood and tears so have no fear

'Cause you ain't seen moves

like these in years

I can shake and bake

and show the fake

But never perpetrate

or the player'll hate my

Name ain't right

but I'm funkified

My name ain't Luke

but I can walk the skies

So pick it over here, homey Loc

and go for broke

And watch my smoke and

make sure ya don't choke

Push your head to the sky

if you wanna rise

- And keep your eye on the prize

'cause it's live

- It's all the way live

It's all the way live

It's all the way live

[ Female Dispatcher ]

The streets of the Big Apple...

must be on fire tonight

with excitement.

[ Announcer Over Radio ] The Atlanta

fans extremely disappointed.

This was supposed to be an easy victory

over the New York Knicks.

The Hawks' foul trouble has created

a real opportunity for the Knicks...

but I have to wonder if the Knicks

are doing enough to exploit it.

- [ Dispatcher ] Well, Marv,

I'd say the answer is no.

- No!

With a halfway decent coach,

they'd probably be ahead by now.

[ Announcer ]

Stacy Patton shoots! Air ball!

- Why didn't he hit the open man?

- Damn it, Knicks, you suck!

[ Dispatcher ]

Because Stacy Patton is a showboater...

- who only averages 0.2 assists

per game, that's why.

- [ Announcer ] Duncan steals!

- Stacy Patton and Drew Hastings. Yes!

- Yeah! Yeah!

The Knicks take a two-point lead

for the first time in the game.

[ Dispatcher ] The Knicks take the lead

with 20 seconds to go.

- It doesn't get any better than this.

- [ Phone Ringing ]

Hold on, sports fans. We're experiencing

technical difficulties.

[ Announcer ]

Spud Webb to Doc Rivers.

Mike's Limo.

Oh, Achmed, it's you.

Oh-- [ Giggles ]

I need you to come in and get

the white-- Spud Webb shoots a three!

It's good!

Come get the white stretch.

Knicks coach John Bailey

calling for a time out.

Thank God. Bailey takes a 20-second

time out with 12 long seconds to play.

- [ Announcer Continues ]

- After you make the Plaza drop...

drive through the wings, make

the fast break down the F.D.R.

to the Long Island Expressway.

- The Atlanta crowd is greatly upset--

- We're back, sports fans.

- Mischa!

- I say no more basketball! No!

Do you want to

drive limo again?

You can fire me, take every cent

I have, but don't fool around

with the basketball game.

- No!

- Move your hand.

- No! No, no, no!

- Move your--

I pay you work, not watch T--

No! No, no!

- Aaah!

- [ Announcer ] Spud Webb to Doc Rivers.

Back to Webb.

For the three!

- Yes! The Hawks regain the lead...

- Okay, sports fans.

with six seconds left.

Coach John Bailey is disgusted

as his star hands the Hawks

the lead in this game.

- The Knicks still have a chance.

- Come on, Hastings, you can do this.

There's your play.

Pass to Duncan!

[ Announcer ]

Hastings on the hop to D-- Ohh!

Patton collides with Duncan, and at the

buzzer it's the Atlanta Hawks by two...

- [ Buzzer Sounds ]

- over the New York Knicks.

- What a heartbreaker tonight

as once again the Knicks...

- We blew it. We blew it.

- have snatched defeat

from the jaws of victory.

- Ohh, God!

You drive--

You drive a limo tomorrow!

[ Jingle ] Sports radio 66

- The fan!


welcoming you back

to WFAN, Fan Radio.

The sell rumors

have heated up again.

The Knicks, who at 14-39 have sunk

to new lows this season...

have announced

a press conference in one hour...

so we won't be in suspense

much longer.

Well, I don't give a sh*t

how much it costs. I want it.

Oh, my driver's

here at last.

- Are you the guy going to the Plaza?

- Yes, I am.

- I'm really sorry.

Traffic was abominable.

- We'd better get goin'.

- Let me take this bag.

- No, I got it.

- Ma'am, it's a very heavy bag--

- I have it. Get in the car.

You know,

I got an appointment in New York.

We'll maybe you oughta get in the car

and we'll get there faster.


[ Grunting ]

- Excuse me, ma'am.

- Sorry. Sorry.

- You know there's wheels

on them things, hon.

- Gee, thanks.

And don't call me "hon."

[ Jingle ] Sports radio


Chris Berman back with you

live on ESPN Radio.

Remember the man that brought us

all those pay-per-view spectaculars...

like "The Fracas in Caracas"...

"The Brawl in Nepal"?

And who could ever forget

"The Feud in the Nude"?

He's sports entrepreneur

Wild Bill Burgess...

and it's official, he's the new owner

of the New York Knicks.

Knicks' coach John Bailey didn't

exactly roll out the ol' welcome mat.

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Jon Connolly

Jon Connolly (born 3 April 1981) is a Scottish football goalkeeper who is currently player-manager of Fauldhouse United in the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region. He has previously played in the Scottish Premier League for Motherwell. more…

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