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The Comebacks

Racking up penalty yards
By TOM MEEK  |  October 24, 2007
1.5 1.5 Stars
THE COMEBACKS: Bringing back bad sports spoofs.

As quarterback of our beloved Pats, Tom Brady can do no wrong, but his Hollywood namesake, a B-tier director with such classics to his name as The Animal and The Hot Chick, racks up the penalty yards. Worse yet, the hero of this flick, Coach Lambeau Fields (David Koechner), is depicted as the distraction that causes Billy Buckner to muff the grounder in the 1986 World Series. Coach screws up a few other classic sporting contests before ending up at Heartland U., where he’s charged with turning around a long-time losing football program. It’s a sports-film spoof of sorts: instead of Radio as the team’s mentally challenged hanger-on, they have iPod (Jermaine Williams). Invincible, Rocky, and The Gridiron Gang get sent up as well, but most gags misfire as sexist or racist. Long before the big game rolls around (the Toilet Bowl, I shit you not), and the film shows a touch of heart, the clock has run out.
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