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A successful retired jock and his geeky younger brother play out their sibling rivalry by coaching rival little league football teams in this family comedy. Ed O'Neill plays the older brother, Kevin O'Shea, a former Heisman Trophy winner whose gridiron exploits have made him a local hero in his small Illinois hometown. Kevin is the almost unanimous choice to head up the town's Pop Warner football team, and he happily builds an imposing team from the best local players. One of the few objectors is Kevin's young brother Danny (Rick Moranis), an awkward, bespectacled gas station owner who empathizes with the kids rejected from the team, including his own athletic daughter Becky (Shawna Waldron). As revenge, Danny starts his own competing team of misfits, taking on the coaching duties himself. Naturally, despite the total ineptitude of Danny and his players, they eventually find themselves major underdogs in a climactic battle against Kevin's well-trained juggernaut. Director Duwayne Dunham and a team of four screenwriters hit all the expected sports film conventions, throwing in a few innocent romantic subplots and cameos by real football players for good measure. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 1994


Rick Moranis
as Danny O'Shea
Ed O'Neill
as Kevin O'Shea
John Madden
as Himself
Shawna Waldron
as Becky O'Shea
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Karen O'Shea
Matthew McCurley
as Nubie
Susanna Thompson
as Patty
Brian Haley
as Mike Hammersmith
Sam Horrigan
as Spike Hammersmith
Eddie Derham
as Fast Eddie
Danny Pritchett
as Tad Simpson
Devon Sawa
as Junior
Troy Simmons
as Hanon
Marcus Toji
as Marcus
Michael Zwiener
as Rudy Zolteck
Joe Bays
as Butz
Michael Blackburn
as Mr. Vennaro
Janna Michaels
as Young Patty
Courtney Peldon
as Debbie O'Shea
Michael Monks
as Mr. Moore
F. William Parker
as Mayor Kelly
DeJuan Guy
as Hoyt
Frank Welker
as Animation Vocal Sound Effects
Rance Howard
as Priest
Richard E. Butler
as Ref #2
Gene Whittington
as Mr. Hanon
Mark Holton
as Mr. Zolteck
Joey Simmrin
as Murphy
Myron Healey
as Doctor
Willie C. Carpenter
as Ref #1
Harry Shearer
as Announcer
Pat Crawford Brown
as Louise
Bonnie Hellman
as Mrs. Zolteck
Dabbs Greer
as Wilbur


Duwayne Dunham
Gerald R. Molen
Arne Schmidt
Tommy Swerdlow
Robert Shallcross
Michael Goldberg
Janusz Kaminski
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Donn Cambern
Walter Parkes
Executive Producer
Jerry Molen
Executive Producer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
David McGiffert
First Assistant Director