The Replacements (2000)

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Sports comedy. The story is based on the true-life experiences of replacement players recruited to play in place of professional footballers who were on strike during the 1987 National Football season in the United States. Middle-aged coach Jimmy McGinty is given the task of assembling a suitable team for the Washington Sentinels, and top of his list to recruit is Shane Falco, a promising player who lost his taste for the game.

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