The Replacements (2000)

Directed by
Howard Deutch

A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. Gene Hackman plays the coach of the team, Jack Warden is the owner, Brett Cullen is the All-Pro quarterback that goes on strike and Keanu Reeves is the "scab" who replaces the star QB.

A football comedy based on the true story of the events surrounding the 1987 National Football League players' strike. The story centers on the Washington Redskins' motley band of replacements during the strike, who went on to win a string of stellar victories.

Pro football coach McGinty (Gene Hackman) must create a team almost overnight during the last pro football strike.

Keanu is the leader of the motley band of bone crushers who helped led the Washington Redskins to an impressive winning streak during that strike-shortened season. He is the quarterback on the team.

Brooke Langton (USA's "The Net") will play Keanu's love interest.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves...Shane Falco
Image for Gene HackmanGene Hackman...Jimmy McGinty
Image for Brooke LangtonBrooke Langton...Annabelle Farrell
Orlando Jones...Clifford Franklin
Faizon Love...Jamal Jackson
Michael Taliferro...Andre Jackson
Ace Yonamine...Jumbo
Troy Winbush...Walter Cochran
David Denman...Brian Murphy
Image for Jon FavreauJon Favreau...Daniel Bateman
Image for Michael JaceMichael Jace...Earl Wilkinson/Ray Smith
Image for Rhys IfansRhys Ifans...Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff
Gailard Sartain...Pilachowski
Art LaFleur...Banes
Image for Brett CullenBrett Cullen...Eddie Martel