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Second String (2002)

Second String (2002)

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This made-for-cable "feel good" picture begins with a "feel-bad" moment, as the entire first-string offensive squad of the Buffalo Bills football team falls victim to food poisoning. With no other option, the Bills' ulcerated coach Ditcher (Jon Voight) must rely upon the team's second-string benchwarmers. Among these also-rans are aging reserve quarterback Dan Heller (Gil Bellows), a longtime thorn in Ditcher's side, and overeager but undertalented wide receiver Gerry Fuller (Richard T. Jones). Miraculously, Heller, Fuller and the rest of the misfits pull themselves together to the extent of qualifying for the playoffs--and, eventually, the Super Bowl. A veritable feast of sports-movie cliches and strenuous overacting, Second String first aired December 18, 2002, over the TNT cable network.

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Cast

Jon Voight
as Coach Dichter
Gil Bellows
as Dan Heller
Richard T. Jones
as Gerry Fullerton
Teri Polo
as Connie Heller
Garcelle Beauvais
as Larissa Fullerton
George Eads
as Tommy Baker
Lamont Johnson
as Ernie Weathers
Ingo Neuhaus
as Randy Johnson
Evan Dexter Parke
as Jackie Mumms
Shawn Woods
as Curtis Hooks
Jeff Pustil
as Bill Conners
Gouchy Boy
as Big Daddy Harris
Mike O'Shea
as Jeff Vandevier
Dwight C. McFee
as Dave Faulkner
Aron Tager
as Charley Tuck
Doug Flutie
as Himself
Mike Ditka
as Himself
Chris Berman
as Himself
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