The Replacements

The Replacements is loosely based on the 1987 NFL players' strike, which lasted for four weeks. A formerly retired coach must harness a ragtag group of replacement players to go on a winning streak and make the playoffs.

Released 2000; Runtime 118 minutes


  • Coaching: Coach McGinty has to teach the replacement players the fundamentals of how to play and compete at the professional level.
  • Pursuing Your Dream: Each replacement player in the movie has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play professional football.
  • Team Cohesion: The replacement players need to learn how to work together in order to win.
  • Leadership: Shane Falco, the quarterback, exorcises his past mistakes and learns what it takes to be counted on.