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.