Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of the ABA at the end of the season. Only the top four teams will make the move and the worst teams will fold. The Tropics are the worst team in the league and if they want to make it to the NBA, Jackie Moon must rally his team and start winning. The only problem is the fact that Jackie Moon is not really the coach and star basketball player he thinks he is. To keep his team from oblivion and leave his mark in the city, Jackie Moon must inspire his team to win fourth place in the playoffs.
Three men, three dreams. It's 1976 in Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon's American Basketball Association team languishes in last place, with few fans in the seats. Jackie dreams of a merger with the NBA. A tough-minded point guard named Monix is at the end of his career; he's played on the champion Celtics but accepts a trade to Flint to be close to Lynn, the love of his life. Clarence "Coffee" Brown dreams of stardom: he's the Tropics' best player, but he's a hotdog who doesn't value teamwork. When the trio learns that a merger is in the works that won't include the Tropics, they pull the team together to try to achieve the impossible. Can dreams come true in Flint? . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(mx) wrote: Gaiman actually starring in the movie? Want to see just because of that! =)
(de) wrote: i have seen this movie its the best
(nl) wrote: Perfect just to kill time.
(es) wrote: I wasn't going to review this, but seeing the comments below I was kind of forced to.This film works brilliantly on a number of levels, but I'll limit myself to just two;1. For those looking for plot and missing it, trying looking at this as the story of Jesus Christ *before* he was born on Earth. That is the father and son relationship inherent and repeating itself since God 'created' Adam (was anyone ever bothered by Michelangelo's representation of that fatherly and sonly love?). That same story is the story of a son growing up, finding his own shoes instead of trying to step into his father's and, no, this story does not have an ending in a classical sense. but it has a beginning where the ending should be and I take that any day.2. For those looking for substance, just look past the symbolism (which btw draws masterfully on the legacy of Tarkovsky, Felini, etc.) and think that this story has never (to my knowledge) been told like this before. Sure, Russian literature and film are full of examples of father-son relations (too many examples to mention), but for me this was the first time it had been explored from this unique viewpoint of mutual tenderness, love and compassion. In short, whatever your relationship with your father was or is, think whether you would not want to dwell on the experience of 'Father and Son' when dealing with your own possible fatherhood. And I'm not being sexist here - current, future and potential mothers may discover a side of masculinity here that they may not even have know that they were missing.
(jp) wrote: Good, but not quite great. Excellent acting by Javier Bardem.
(es) wrote: I was hard-pressed to find a point to this movie. There is no internal logic; events just seem to happen. We are never given enough information to care about what is going on. The only bright spot to the movie was Julie Benz, and she just wasn't in it enough to raise it up a level.
(es) wrote: Yeah, one of the all-time worst movies ever made. Prime fodder for MST3K. Their narration is hilarious... and sometimes even they are speechless, as they just laugh at how bad a line delivery is.
(ru) wrote: i love the play. hopefully the movie will do it justice.
(gb) wrote: the hong kong film about prison life. chow yun fat, tony leung, and espc. roy cheung have given their most memorable performance here. ugly realistic - heated up - and explosive !!
(fr) wrote: Made at the tail end of the golden age of drive-in and grindhouse cinema, "Q" is a satirical, low-budget monster movie about New York City being terrorized by Quetzlcoatl, the winged serpent Aztec god. Michael Moriarty stars as Jimmy Quinn, a petty crook who thinks he might have a shot at the big time when he discovers Quetzlcoatl?s nest at the top of the Chrysler Building. Only exploitation auteur Larry Cohen would have the balls to film a full scale monster movie in Manhattan without permits -- including a massive gun battle at the top of a skyscraper! The results are an absolute blast and Moriarty?s extraordinary performance as a beaten-down loser opportunistically looking for a ?Nixon-like pardon? gives the movie an unexpected depth and poignancy. Fuck "Gandhi": Moriarty should have taken home the gold at the '82 Oscars!
(it) wrote: Violent and uncompromising (especially at the time - 1979) movie that still packs a punch over 30 years later.
(de) wrote: [C+/65] Wartime melodrama interesting mainly for the performances and moral interplay between the lead actors, Burton and Jrgens. The stark black-and-white photography lends itself well to expressing a dialogue of principles, personal war, and futility on a battlefield between a wry captain and his rather fraudulent major. Burton and Jrgens are excellent, even with underdeveloped (or, at best, muted) backstories that hamper a fuller exploration and explanation of their characters. Alas, much of the plot seems arid and overlooked, while military aspects, from the shabby comportment of the soldiers to the lackadaisical commando raid and tactics, seem unbelievable. Though, to be fair, this is far less a movie about war exploits than about simple, bitter human failings.
(de) wrote: Shorter but to the point, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse is a great sequel that is quite tense, interesting and features some memorable characters. Another Fritz Lang classic.
(us) wrote: if i ever see ocean's 12 id like to see this.
(es) wrote: I really liked how they changed the setting of the final battle from the City in the last movie to the middle of Egypt in this sequel. And the author kept constant suspense within the movie at all times, from Wheelie spying on Mikaela to the revival of Optimus Prime.In my opinion, it was a great movie!