|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 14 copies|
The American Basketball Association is on the verge of collapse, and when a former NBA benchwarmer returns to his hometown of Flint, MI, to whip his former team into shape for the playoffs, redemption is just a free throw away in this period sports comedy starring Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. Penned by Old School scribe Scot Armstrong, Semi-Pro tells the tale of a 1970s-era basketball player who doesn't have much luck in the NBA, but vows to leave his mark on the sport by coaching the Flint Tropics. When the upstart ABA league agrees to be absorbed by the NBA, only four teams will be allowed in. Jackie Moon (Ferrell) must orchestrate a successful season both on the court, and financially off the court with the help of many odd promotional events, in order to remain in the sport he loves. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Will Ferrell stars in Semi-Pro, an outrageous comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song Love Me Sexy to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Moon's franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible win.
Sports team owners -- Michigan -- Flint -- Drama.
Special events -- Marketing -- Drama.
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Michigan -- Flint -- Drama.
Flint (Mich.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Burbank, CA] :New Line Home Entertainment,2008
|Edition||Widescreen and full screen.|
Miller, Jimmy (Producer)
Ferrell, Will, 1967-
Andre 3000, 1975-
Tierney, Maura, 1965-
Koechner, David, 1962-
New Line Cinema Corporation.
Mosaic Media Group (Firm)
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, David Koechner.
Director of photography, Shane Hurlbut ; editor, Debra Neil Fisher ; music, Theodore Shapiro ; costume designer, Susan Matheson ; production designer, Clayton Hartley.
MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content.
English dialogue, with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.331:) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.