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

Hey, Carter, one more

year and you graduate.

- What's waiting for you out there?

- Don't know, Nate.

Get a job, make a couple bucks,

maybe even buy your paper.

- Will you miss football?

- Heck, yeah, I'll miss it,

- but what are you gonna do?

- Beats me.

- Nothing much you can do.

- You could always go pro.

You know, Stump, there are

several time-tested methods

for diverting the defence

from the ball carrier.

Throwing your body in front of

them with a certain amount of force.

- What, you mean blocking?

- Sounds kind of rough.

- You know, that could hurt, Dodge.

- Yes, it could.

Frank? You got to get me a blocker.

I've been thinking the

same thinking, Dodge,

and I'm looking at this high

school kid over at Penrose.

- High school?

- Yeah, but he's mature for his age.

Like Bug over there?

No, forget the water bucket,

Bug. Go and get that ball!

It's the only ball we got.

Get rid of it.

- We're down to the third?

- Yeah.

Let's give them the Rin Tin Tin.

Okay, Coach, we need another ball.

Well, ask them other fellas, why don't

you? That's the only ball we have.

Well, then, you better find one, and

fast, or you're gonna have to forfeit.


- We're creaming these mutts.

- The home team provides the game ball.

You don't have another ball, you

forfeit the game. That's the rules.

Where's that written?

- It ain't written. It's just the rules.

- Well, I never heard of it.

- Maybe you're going deaf, old man.

Dear, there must be better ways

to promote the starch business.

Tough loss there, Dodge.

Hate to end a home stand

like that on a technicality.

- You ever heard of that rule?

- Me? No. I never heard of any rules.

My point exactly. Goddamn

rules are ruining the game.

Goddamn rules.

Bug, when you're done with the water,

grab my shaving kit from my suitcase.

Grab your own damn shaving kit!

- For Christ's sake, Frank,

how much can a football cost?

You think footballs are

grown out of thin air?

So, you get a few simoleons

from the Starch King.

Hey, Dodge, do I feel hot to you?

- No more than the next man.

- Fever runs in my family, you know.

Everything runs in your

family, Ralph, except your feet.

Look what you made me...

I have to start again.

It's no big joke. You'll make

us miss the train to Milwaukee.

- Milwaukee? What about Akron?

- Akron team folded day before yesterday.

- We gonna play Milwaukee instead.

- I can't go to Milwaukee.

- I got a wrestling match tonight.

- Get out of it.

- It pays $100.

- We'll see you when you get back.

- That's okay. I got this kid coming.

- The high school kid from Penrose?

Yeah. He can only practise after

class, but wait till you see him.

- When's he coming?

- He's gonna meet us

at the Waterford station

when the train stops.

- Hey, I got an extra fin coming my way.

- You lost that last game.

I did not. Dodge, didn't I have this

tooth today when we started the game?

Curly, I learnt long ago never

to stare directly into your face.

Show me the lost tooth,

I'll give you the 5.

If I had it, it wouldn't be lost.

- Ready, Suds?

- Yeah, shoot.

The Duluth Bulldogs lost

to the Toledo Bullets today

in a dirty game of

professional league football,

where a new and dangerous element

has been creeping in, rules.

- Goddamn rules.

- The lone moment of glory came...

Say, Joe.

- Nice hat, Lexie.

Thanks, I just bought it.

Listen, can you get me in a room with

Hank Kelly at the comptroller's desk?

- He won't talk to reporters in fancy hats.

- Hey, Lexie. You going hunting?

It's a very expensive hat,

your whole year's salary.

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