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The Sport Movies Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. BobaFrank

    BobaFrank Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Hoosiers
    Rocky I and II
    Rudy
    Major League
    Tigertown
    Vision Quest
    Jimmy Peirsall Story
    Pride of the Yankees
    Cinderella Man
     
  2. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sports movies aren't about acting or dialogue. They're about that moment when you smile and feel good inside because something cool and uplifting happened. Lou Gehrig's speech is the greatest moment in American sports history, and I frankly think it defines America itself. Any movie with that at its core is instantly awesome.
     
  3. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hope I'm not the only person who thinks Rocky II is better than the first. I admit the end of the fight is pure cheese, but the rest of the movie is awesome. Look at all the crap Rocky went through in that movie and in the end he's on top of the world. Great stuff.

    And to top it off, the Redemption theme by Bill Conti is the best of the series.
     
  4. BobaFrank

    BobaFrank Jedi Youngling star 5

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    You're right. Sorry, I'm the old guy and grew up on great baseball movies like that. It is a great American film w/all of it's faults. Still love it when Gherig promises the sick kid he will hit 2 home runs in the game and does it. A real feel-good moment. And the speech at the end is classic.

    Can't believe I forgot Bad News Bears. Has to be one of the greatest baseball movies ever. I'm talking about the 70s movie. Not the remake w/Billy Bob.

    Btw, I think Rocky II is better than the first. ;)
     
  5. JMJacenSolo

    JMJacenSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    George Knox is the best fictional baseball manager ever.
     
  6. DurronFan

    DurronFan Jedi Master star 4

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    I would actually dare say that THE worst sports movie I have ever seen was Goal! The most pathetic attempt to try and glorify the sport of soccer I have ever seen. What made Caddyshack and especially Slapshot such great films was they didn't try to glorify golf or hockey, instead they made a bit of fun out of them. Actually I wonder if there's ever even been a good soccer movie...
     
  7. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bend it like Beckham?
     
  8. DurronFan

    DurronFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Twas alright, although it was much more about cultures clashing than about soccer. Still, a decent film.
     
  9. DarthWormie

    DarthWormie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Never even heard of that one. When was it made? Who was in it?:confused:
     
  10. Shrapnel

    Shrapnel Jedi Master star 2

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    I like The Babe (not the one with the piggie :p ), and Fever Pitch, among the ones that haven't been mentionned yet. I also enjoy Major League II almost as much as the first one, they are basically the same thing, but reversed: the bad team contending and the good team having difficulties.
     
  11. DurronFan

    DurronFan Jedi Master star 4

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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380389
     
  12. SaberJedi2

    SaberJedi2 Jedi Master star 4

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    Fever pitch almost ruined the Red Sox win for me because of one person: Jimmy Fallon.
     
  13. Sev-Fett

    Sev-Fett Jedi Youngling

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    Invinceable and Radio
    Hands Down :)
     
  14. goraq

    goraq Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Could someone name a sports movie in witch the hero,or the good guys havent wone?
     
  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Tin Cup, for one.

    I'm guessing if I thought about it, I could come up with others. But he flamed out gloriously at the US Open.
     
  16. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Rocky
     
  17. Armenian_Jedi

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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    Rocky and Rocky Balboa

     
  18. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Master star 6

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    I like golf movies:

    The Greatest Game Ever Played
    Tin Cup
    Legend of Beggar Vance


    Hockey movie
    Slap Shot.

     
  19. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Teen Wolf Too :p


    CADDYSHACK!!!!
     
  20. JMJacenSolo

    JMJacenSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What's everyone think of Invincible? I like the segment where he's in Training Camp trying to make the team, but other than that it doesn't do much for me.
     
  21. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My problem with Invincible is the same problem I have with Rudy: it's filled with so many things that didn't really happen. That just turns me off for some reason.

    I do like the first game against the Cowboys though. It felt like you were really on the field.
     
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