Initial DVD releaseJanuary 29, 2008 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 19, 2007 (2007-10-19) WriterEd Yeager (screenplay), Joey Gutierrez (screenplay), John Aboud (story), Michael Colton (story), Adam Jay Epstein (story), Andrew Jacobson (story) CastCarl Weathers (Freddie Wiseman/Narrator), David Koechner (Lambeau "Coach" Fields), Melora Hardin (Barb Fields), Matthew Lawrence (Lance Truman), Brooke Nevin (Michelle Fields), Nick Searcy (Mr. Truman) Similar moviesSouthpaw, Cars, Pulp Fiction, Rocky IV, Blades of Glory, Good Will Hunting
TaglineKeep your eye on the ball.
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The Comebacks is a 2007 American satirical comedy film directed by Tom Brady (film director). This film is a parody of the clichés and plots of the sports film genre. In the UK, Greece, Finland, Australia and New Zealand this film is called Sports Movie. The movie was released into theaters on October 19, 2007.
Coach Lambeau Fields (David Koechner) is pathetic. He has the distinction of being the worst coach in the history of sports anyone can recall. A loser of enormous proportions, the incompetent and seemingly hopeless coach is convinced by fellow coach Freddie Wiseman (Carl Weathers) to return to the field for one last shot. Assuring his long suffering wife, Barb (Melora Hardin), that he will not ignore his family, Coach moves them to Plainfolk, Texas where he hopes to redeem himself and his reputation. Here he begins yet another attempt to improve his abysmal record - this time as the coach of the football team at Heartland State University. But he is saddled with a team of misfits - most of whom don't know the difference between a line of scrimmage and a line at the cafeteria.
Although the team and townsfolk are leery of the newcomer's approach, the Coach uses his unorthodox methods to whip this group of rag-tags into shape - both on and off the field. While the audience follows their winding road to the playoffs, the film pokes fun at the clichés and conventions of other sports flicks. The team does make progress, so much so that they actually make it to the South-Southwest Conference Championship at the 2nd Annual Toilet Bowl.
Facing their fiercest opponents yet and yearning to win the big game, The Comebacks face off with the Lone Star State Unbeatables. And as every great sports team has always done, The Comebacks use ingenuity and unorthodox measures in the final showdown where the best team win. The Comebacks are victorious, but Lambeau is subsequently knocked down in a surprise attack by a bus with Freddie driving it, who laughs manically as Lambeau is in pain. Lambeau groans in agony.
David Koechner as Coach Lambeau Fields, the coach of the Heartland Comebacks
Carl Weathers as Freddie Wiseman, the coach of the Lone Star State Unbeatables
Melora Hardin as Barb Fields, the wife of Lambeau Fields
Brooke Nevin as Michelle Fields, the daughter of Lambeau Fields
Robert Ri'chard as Aseel Tare ("uh-seel tah-ree", mispronounced by Coach Fields as "ACL tear"), running back
Noureen DeWulf as Jizminder Featherfoot, kicker
Matthew Lawrence as Lance Truman, quarterback
Nick Searcy as Mr. Truman, Lance's father
Jackie Long as Trotter, wide receiver
Jesse Garcia as Jorge Juanson, receiver
George Back as Buddy Boy, lineman
Martin Spanjers as Randy Randinger, towel boy
Jermaine Williams as iPod
Jillian Grace as Maria Sharapova
Chauntal Lewis as Freddy's Girl
Eric Christian Olsen as Foreign Exchange Student
Andy Dick as Toilet Bowl Referee
Dennis Rodman as Warden
Bradley Cooper as Cowboy
Dax Shepard as Sheriff
Jon Gries as Barber
Will Arnett as Mailman
Kerri Kenney as Sports Judge
Lawrence Taylor as Himself
Michael Irvin as Himself
Eric Dickerson as Himself
Stacy Keibler as All-American Mom, a character in the toilet bowl halftime show.
Drew Lachey as All-American Dad, a character in the toilet bowl halftime show.
Jason Sklar and Randy Sklar as Superfans
Frank Caliendo as Chip Imitation
Lacrosse is also parodied, with references to the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal
The film received generally negative reviews. On Metacritic, it received a 25/100 meaning "Generally Negative Reviews". On Rotten Tomatoes, it was rated a "rotten" 9%.
The Comebacks had an opening weekend of $5,554,594 at #5. At the end of its box office run, it grossed $13,349,927 domestically and $139,173 in foreign countries, about $7,000,000 shy of the movie's budget.