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I think it's pretty cool that they're using real ABA teams, instead of just making up a new league.

Kind of like THE NATURAL (though I have my doubts that the film will be like THE NATURAL in any other way).

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I think it's pretty cool that they're using real ABA teams, instead of just making up a new league.

Kind of like THE NATURAL (though I have my doubts that the film will be like THE NATURAL in any other way).

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Am I the only one who thinks that Will Farrell should only be taken in 5-10 minute doses? I thought he was great when he did a skit on SNL , but a whole movie!!!! I mean C'MON! Two hours of this overacting weirdo.....spare me. The only guy who's worse then him is Ben Stiller. Does that guy really think he's funny in any way?

Its sad to think that these two guys have such a huge collection of movies to their credit. Really sad.

Rant over.

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Agreed powersurge...Will Farrell sucks. I find it hard to laugh at this ugly old looking guy who basically plays the same character just with a different title to each of his movies. He's really not funny at all. As far as Ben Stiller, he's just a crappy actor.

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I have actually been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. Its semi-based on the oral hisotry book "Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association" by Terry Pluto. Its a great look at the league from its ambitious start to its crazy finish, and hopefully the movie can follow through as well.

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Will Farrell? Can't stand the guy.

Loved ANCHORMAN (largely for the supporting characters), get really bored with everything else. And in cameos he can ruin otherwise good movies (notably WEDDING CRASHERS) with his same tired, lazy shtick.

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Little known fact: In 1976, with the ABA on the verge of collapse and four of the league's remaining franchises - Denver, Indiana, New Jersey and San Antonio - poised to make the jump to the NBA, Flint Tropics owner/player/coach Jackie Moon struck a deal in which the Nuggets, Pacers, Nets and Spurs agreed to pay him a one-seventh share of all monies earned via the sale of authentic and replica circa-1970s souvenir basketball "ballhugger" short-shorts, in perpetuity.

To date, Mr. Moon has made $12.53 from the transaction.

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Wouldn't we all just :censored: if that were scrolled across the screen as the epilogue?

"Senator and Mrs. John Blutarsky, Washington, DC"

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Will Farrell is the new Adam Sandler. He just makes the same movie over and over. Anchorman = Taledega Nights = Blades of Glory = Semi-Pro

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Will Farrell is the new Adam Sandler. He just makes the same movie over and over. Anchorman = Taledega Nights = Blades of Glory = Semi-Pro

To be fair, Anchorman and Talladega Nights are part of a trilogy that both Ferrell and Adam McKay admit to the similarities.

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Quite honestly, if a Will Ferrell movie is the way to keep getting movie roles for Will Arnett and Woody Harrelson, then keep em coming.

Also, Jackie Earle Haley!

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Will Farrell is the new Adam Sandler. He just makes the same movie over and over. Anchorman = Taledega Nights = Blades of Glory = Semi-Pro

To be fair, Anchorman and Talladega Nights are part of a trilogy that both Ferrell and Adam McKay admit to the similarities.

I think it was the "Overachieving American Man" series. I guess it's more of a Quadrolgy with Semi-Pro.

Yes I just made up a word.

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For what its worth...and I know the current ABA deserves neither the publicity, nor credit it would get from this...

This movie really should have been set in the ABA 2000. There's enough surreal :censored: that has happened in that league the last three years, that you could have endless comedic material to play with. That's especially true if satire is your thing.

Oh...I think Loose Balls is getting re-released this holiday season to coincide with the movie. I may have to pick it up...I really enjoyed its WHA counterpart, "The Rebel League", and have been meaning to read Loose Balls for some time.

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:D

I guarantee - that's funnier than anything in the movie.

Seen the movie already??? Wow, tell us how you did that.

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