Celtic Pride (1996)

Celtic Pride



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Movie Info

This sports comedy has Celtic fanatics Mike and Jimmy kidnapping star player Lewis Scott of the rival team. During NBA playoffs, the two buddy up to Scott and get him blind drunk. The real comedy begins when Scott wakes up, bound and gagged, in Jimmy's living room.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Judd Apatow, Colin Quinn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002


as Lewis Scott

as Mike O'Hara

as Jimmy Flaherty

as Kevin O'Grady

as Coach Kimball

as Derrick Lake

as Tony Sheppard

as Himself

as Terry Kirby

as Referee

as Pat Fitzsimmons

as Tim Fitzsimmons

as Rich Man

as Chris McCarthy

as Mr. Tanner

as Mrs. Tanner

as Himself

as Drunken Fan

as Car Theft Victim

as Ted Hennison

as Cabbie

as Grandma

as Himself

as John 3:16 Guy

as Himself

as Boston Garden Announ...

as Big Jim Fulton

as Basketball Player

as Bartender

as Program Seller

as Bar Patron

as Security Guard

as Man in Bathroom
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Critic Reviews for Celtic Pride

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

An uneven but largely likable basketball-themed comedy.

Full Review… | March 24, 2008
Top Critic

The outcome is deeply unsatisfying.

Full Review… | March 24, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is a bad time for NBA fans in Boston. Just as their beloved Celtics are about to wrap up a dismal season, with nearly 50 losses and no berth in the playoffs, Hollywood comes out with a comedy about the Celtics that's even worse than the team.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Not only is the picture woefully short on laughs, it's also coarse, overbearing and, in places, downright insulting.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

You don't even have to be a Celtics fan to appreciate it. In fact, considering who becomes the butt of the film's ultimate joke, perhaps it's best if you're not one.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Celtic Pride has ingredients that could have made for a tough knockabout farce. Unfortunately, the film, directed by Tom De Cerchio from a screenplay by Judd Apatow, doesn't know the meaning of the term 'light touch.'

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Celtic Pride

With it's flaws and sometimes lack of humor, Celtic Pride have a interesting plot and become a satire of the schizophrenic society, with a great obsess for sports, television and macho culture. A portrait of different social classes and madness that share angry and fanaticism for things without meaning.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

2 stars for the Larry Bird cameo.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer


Good fun loopy comedy with Aykroyd and Stern as a couple of obsessed Boston sports fans that kidnap Utah's top basketball player just in time for the NBA finals.

Great simple plot that works really well but the duo of Aykroyd and Stern really makes the film hit top stride. Stern being a crazed on the edge father and Aykroyd as his timid submissive best friend make a great combo, Wayans is also actually very good as an arrogant selfish top player really nailing the role, all together its really quite amusing as the trio get into all kinds of trouble as the big game approaches. I liked how the boys had to pretend to support the Utah Jazz in order to get close to Wayans character so they could nab him haha some good facial/physical comedy on display there. Not a well known flick but well worth it if you find it.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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