Any Given Sunday (1999)

 Rated R for some Fs and some Ss.

Lucky #7 edition of Scoring At The Movies injects some steroids into the run-time and gives you our most in-depth (read: longest) episode yet. Chris & Ryan were conflicted about this one, admiring a lot of parts in the bombastic flick, but not truly connecting with other parts. But Al PacinoJamie Foxx nail it and the movie as a whole feels like an accurate depiction of the dirty machinations behind the football scenes. In fact, we talked about those angles almost as much as we talked about Oliver Stone’s opus. So let the concussions and body trauma begin!

For The Record: There are 53 players on an NFL roster. Also, Jose Bautista was recently traded for the 2nd time this year, this time from the Mets to the Phillies.

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1999 U.S. Box Office

YouTube links: the players party and Willie v. Tony and Harvey gets fired and Luther talks straight to Willie and Tony’s big pregame speech

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: Talladega Nights

On September 13th’s Scoring At The Movies: White Men Can’t Jump