Semi-pro

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Spanish
Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual DVD SEMI-Pro
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  DVD SEMI-Pro
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Let's get sweaty edition (unrated extended version)
Theatrical edition.

Additional Information
Subjects Basketball teams -- Michigan -- Flint -- Drama.
Sports team owners -- Michigan -- Flint -- Drama.
Special events -- Marketing -- Drama.
Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Michigan -- Flint -- Drama.
Flint (Mich.) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Sports films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Burbank, CA] :New Line Home Entertainment,2008
Edition Widescreen, 2-disc unrated Let's get sweaty ed.
Other Titles Semipro
Contributors Miller, Jimmy (Producer)
Armstrong, Scot.
Alterman, Kent.
Ferrell, Will, 1967-
Harrelson, Woody.
Andre 3000, 1975-
Tierney, Maura, 1965-
Arnett, Will.
Richter, Andy, 1966-
Koechner, David, 1962-
Corddry, Rob.
Mosaic Media Group (Firm)
New Line Cinema Corporation.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, AndreĢ Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner, Rob Corddry.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Shane Hurlbut ; editor, Debra Neil-Fisher, Peter Teschner ; music, Theodore Shapiro ; costume designer, Susan Matheson ; production designer, Clayton Hartley.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content.
Language English
Spanish
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Special features: From the cutting room: 5 deleted/alternate scenes; 3 improv sessions; behind the scenes include: "Love me sexy" the story behind the one-hit wonder, Re-creating the American Basketball Association, Bill Walton visits the set, 4 days in Flint, The man behind Semi-pro; Flint Tropics promotions include: "Love me sexy" music video, "Flint Tropics hot talk with Dick Pepperfield, "Bad girls" featurette, "Pancakes, camels" featurette; theatrical trailers.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
Description 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0780680251
9780780680258
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