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Eddie (1996)

Eddie (1996)

Eddie

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A few real NBA players populate this Whoopi Goldberg comedy about a Knicks fan who becomes their feisty coach and overcoming gender biases and tremendous credibility gaps, manages to turn the fictionalized losers into a winning team. Goldberg plays a limo-dispatcher Eddie who loves to keep her drivers informed of every play made by her beloved Knicks, who haven't won a game in a long time and have begun to lose fans at an appalling rate. The team's troubles only seem to increase when flamboyant Texas tycoon Wild Bill Burgess (Frank Langella) buys them. Unfortunately, though he means well, Burgess is clueless when it comes to basketball, believing more attractive cheerleaders will be the ultimate successful key. When that flops, he decides to fire the regular coach and replace him with-Eddie. Naturally, the players are less than thrilled. But her spunk, fire, and dogged sincerity gradually wins them over and spurs them on to become champions. Players include John "Spider" Salley. Superstar player Dennis Rodman makes a cameo as do New York celebrities Donald Trump, Ed Koch, and David Letterman.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Connolly, David Loucka, Keith Mitchell, Jeff Buhai, Steve Zacharias
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 7, 1999
Runtime:
Hollywood Pictures

Cast

Frank Langella
as Wild Bill Burgess
Dennis Farina
as Coach Bailey
Richard Jenkins
as Asst. Coach Zimmer
John Salley
as Nate Wilson
Rick Fox
as Terry Hastings
Malik Sealy
as Stacy Patton
Dwayne Schintzius
as Ivan Radovadovitch
Greg Ostertag
as Joe Sparks
Troy Beyer
as Beth Hastings
Edward I. Koch
as Himself (Former New ...
Mark Jackson
as Darren Taylor
Vernel Singleton
as Jamal Duncan
Marv Albert
as Himself
Chris Berman
as Himself
Aasif Mandvi
as Mohammmed
Walt Frazier
as Himself
Rudolph W. Giuliani
as Mayor of New York Ci...
Ed Koch
as Former Mayor of New ...
Donald Trump
as Himself
Eartha Robinson
as Knicks choreographer
David Letterman
as Himself (uncredited)
James K. Flynn
as MSG Announcer
Gary Payton
as Rumeal Smith
George O. Gore II
as Malik Jones
Jonathan Marten
as Eric--Bag No.1
Ethan Edward Marten
as Keith--Bag No.2
Melrose Larry Green
as Colorful Fan
Norman Max Maxwell
as Fair Weather Fan
Alexandra Adi
as ESPN Radio Announcer
Jim Gloster
as LA Bellhop
Kristian Damian
as Young Malik
Allan Lindo
as Young Jerome
Ana Divac
as Party Girl
Julie Araskog
as Frazier Radio Announ...
Spud Webb
as Atlanta Hawks Player
Glenn (Doc) Rivers
as Atlanta Hawks Player
Jon Koncak
as Atlanta Hawks Player
Vlade Divac
as Los Angeles Lakers P...
Corie Blount
as Los Angeles Lakers P...
Cedric Ceballos
as Los Angeles Lakers P...
'Pig' Miller
as Los Angeles Lakers P...
Nick Van Exel
as Los Angeles Lakers P...
Kurt Rambis
as Los Angeles Lakers H...
John 'Hot Rod' Willi...
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Brad Daugherty
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
John S. Battle
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Bobby Phills
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Terrell Brandon
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Alex English
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Rob Ryder
as Cleveland Cavaliers ...
Dennis Rodman
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
Avery Johnson
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
Vinny Del Negro
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
J.R. Reid
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
Cory Alexander
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
Jack K. Haley
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
Olden Polynice
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Walt Williams
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Randy Brown
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Tyus Edney
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Brian Grant
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Mitch Richmond
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Duane Causwell
as Sacramento Kings Pla...
Sam Mitchell
as Indiana Pacer
Dale Davis
as Indiana Pacer
Danny Manning
as Phoenix Suns Player
Joe Kleine
as Phoenix Suns Player
Danny Schayes
as Phoenix Suns Player
Elliot Perry
as Phoenix Suns Player
Wayman Tisdale
as Phoenix Suns Player
Larry Johnson
as Charlotte Hornets Pl...
Muggsy Bogues
as Charlotte Hornets Pl...
David Wingate
as Charlotte Hornets Pl...
Scott Burrell
as Charlotte Hornets Pl...
Joe Wolf
as Charlotte Hornets Pl...
Anthony Mason
as Pick-Up Player
Herb Williams
as Pick-Up Player
John Starks
as Pick-Up Player
David Dwyer
as Game Referee
J. Don Ferguson
as Game Referee
Mick McGovern
as Game Referee
Jerry J. Heater
as Game Referee
Zelton Steed
as Game Referee
Gary T. McTague
as Lock Room Reporter
Patt Noday
as Locker Room Reporter
Ron Clinton Smith
as Locker Room Reporter
Steve Coulter
as Locker Room Reporter
Dorothy Recasner Bro...
as Locker Room Reporter
Al Trautwig
as NYC TV Reporter
John DiMaggio
as Construction Worker
Armand Dahan
as Street Vendor
Tyrone Bell
as Bench Knick
Marcus P. Blucas
as Bench Knick
Demetrius Calip
as Bench Knick
Tristan Ray Lawson
as Bench Knick
Gene Banks
as Knicks Assistant Coa...
Bret Wood
as Knicks Trainer
Mitchell Gordon
as Dancing Knicks Fan
Alan Scott
as Rowdy Fan
Fabio
as Himself
Joseph Sinacori
as Joe the Cop
Rachel Pond
as Owner's Box Hostess
Beau Nix
as Game Scorer
Charles Martin
as St. Louis Businessma...
George Halgas
as St. Louis Businessma...
Kim Delgado
as Businessman
Bernie Engel
as Elderly Fan
Thomas Nial
as Angry Fan
Ebony Jo-Ann
as Patton's Mama
Eartha D. Robinson
as Knicks Choreographer
Ben Bagby
as Dancer
Joy Davis
as Dancer
Lia Panos
as Dancer
Tara Wood
as Dancer
Alan Scott
as Rowdy Fan
Jack Haley
as San Antonio Spurs Pl...
John "Jab'O" Starks
as Pick-Up Player
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Critic Reviews for Eddie

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

The next hour or so is filled with the Knicks committing turnovers, until a player tells Eddie they'll keep losing until she takes an interest in their personal lives. Wow!

March 24, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

What saves the film from abomination is the basketball.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a fresh, funny, engaging picture that sets up an arresting situation and then follows through on it realistically.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

As long as the hoopsters mix it up with the Whoopster, it's fun. A second-string story keeps interrupting, though.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

A wretched roundball comedy.

January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

This sounds like a sensational scenario, but, alas, almost everything in betweenis recycled out of lightweight sports-movie cliches, and the movie never captures the electricity and excitement of the real NBA.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Eddie

½

Whoopi Goldberg rocks, and this was surprisingly good to have went so unnoticed...it's all the way live!

stormyweather980
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

½

Whoopi Goldberg's quite fine performance but a bit hilarious as the coach of her obsessive fan NBA basketball team after winning a contest to join in.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

½

i usually dont care for whoopi, but this flick was aight

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

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