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Leatherheads stars George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski.  The name comes from the leather helmets that football players used to wear back in the day before the NFL, when the sport was just getting started.  These are the days when alcohol was illegal and working women were rare.  Renee is a smart and sassy reporter ala Barbara Stanwyk to George’s charming and clever con man/football star.  George wants pro football to enjoy the same success that college football has, so he recruits a college star, the Office’s John Krasinski, to help get ticket sales up.  It works, and maybe too well.  George and Renee have a cute banter going on, a throw-back to those snappy “His Girl Friday” type of movies from the ’40s.

Leatherheads works best when it is in romantic comedy mode.  When it gets into slapstick, it feels silly.  Great date movie.  Really fun to watch.

 


 

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Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 114 min - Comedy, Romance, Drama - 24 March 2008
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A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up some dirt on the war hero... everyone could lose out.

Director:  George Clooney
Stars:  George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, Wayne Duvall, Stephen Root, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Thompson, Max Casella, Matt Bushell, Nick Paonessa, Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Baker, Tim Griffin, Keith Loneker

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A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up some dirt on the war hero... everyone could lose out.


Tagline: If Love Is a Game, Who'll Make the First Pass?

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Details

Official Website:  http://www.leatherheadsmovie.com/
Country:   Germany,   United States of America
Language:  German, English
Release Date:  24 March 2008

Box Office

Budget:  $58,000,000
Revenue:  $41,299,492

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures, Casey Silver Productions, Outlaw Productions (I), Smokehouse Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 54 min
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