2008 R 1h 31m DVD


2008 R 1h 31m DVD
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Jackie is the cocky owner and coach of the Flint Michigan Tropics, the team with the worst record in the renegade American Basketball Association. With the franchise on the brink of collapse, can Jackie's squad rebound to become a pro team?
Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner, DeRay Davis, Josh Braaten, Jay Phillips, Peter Cornell, Kate Luyben, Jackie Earle Haley, Rob Corddry
Kent Alterman
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that lots of kids are huge fans of Will Ferrell comedies, particularly the goofy sports ones. This one has more strong language than some of Ferrell's other movies (nearly every scene includes some creative use of "f--k" and its many derivatives), as well as the requisite sex jokes (including one sex scene between a mostly dressed couple) and outrageous behavior (fighting a bear to promote a basketball game). There's also an aggressive off-screen promotion in which Ferrell's character pitches Old Spice and Bud Light in commercials.

Sexual Content

Monix discusses cheating on his ex-girlfriend with two girls in one night. Monix and Lynn have sex (mostly dressed) on a couch. When Lynn's significant other catches them, he's unexpectedly aroused; he sits down to watch and then unbuckles his belt (masturbation is implied, but not shown). Jackie tells the Tropics cheerleaders he wishes he had slept with some of them. Jackie tells the audience a player is proudly "VD free." Someone is called a "boner machine."


A few scenes of the Tropics getting into fights with other teams. A bear runs loose and attacks a couple of people, but in a humorous way. There's also an extended gun-play scene where characters take turns pointing and shooting what they think is an unloaded handgun at each other.


Nearly every sentence includes "f--k" or a derivative (including the one that starts with "mother"). Other words said very often include "c--k," "c--ksucker," "ass," "a--hole," "s--t," "d--k," "bitch," etc.

Social Behavior

Male characters drink, smoke, and joke about women as sexual objects. But Monix proves that the love of a sport and playing unselfishly is more important than fame or personal glory.


Not that much in the movie: Cadillac, the ABA, and the NBA. But in real life, Ferrell's character is endorsing products like Bud Light and Old Spice.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters are shown smoking and drinking in many, many scenes. Most of the alcohol is hard liquor, with a few beers thrown in the mix. One fan who's called a "dirty hippie" looks high.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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