- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"This has nothing to do with racism.... If the Red Sox were in a pennant race with the Orioles, we'd kidnap Cal Ripken and he's as white as they come."
- Mike O'Hara (DANIEL STERN) to Lewis Scott (DAMON WAYANS), who has accused Mike of being a racist for kidnapping him.
USA Today - 04/19/1996
"...Terminal sports junkies and their spouses will greet Celtic Pride with knowing nods..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/18/1992
"...Coarsely effective....Hoops fans...will get some laughs..."
Variety - 04/22/1996
"...Likable....Stern and Aykroyd play well off each other..."
A pair of die-hard Boston Celtics fans accidentally-on-purpose kidnap the star of the rival Utah Jazz the night before Game 7 of the NBA championship series in this madcap comedy. Having intended simply to get him too drunk to play the next day, the loudmouth simpletons wake up with a bound, gagged--and angry--hoopster in their apartment. He shoots, he scores!
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Crowd-pleasing Hollywood stars score big-time laughs in this outrageous comedy about team spirit gone way out-of-bounds! Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans -- MAJOR PAYNE, TV's MY WIFE AND KIDS) is a stuck-up superstar who's about to lead his team to the NBA Championship. Jimmy (Dan Aykroyd -- EVOLUTION, GROSSE POINTE BLANK) and his buddy Mike (Daniel Stern -- HOME ALONE, CITY SLICKERS) are a pair of die-hard basketball fans who'd do anything to help their team win ... even if it means kidnapping Scott before the final game! But when Scott ends up being a tough competitor off the court, too, he hilariously turns the tables on his dim-witted captors and sends the fast-breaking fun into overtime!
There's good news and bad news for blue-collar Bostonians Mike and Jimmy. The good news is, their beloved Boston Celtics are in the NBA Finals. The bad news is, the Celts are playing the Utah Jazz -- and their egotistical superstar player, Lewis Scott.
On the eve of the climactic seventh game, Mike and Jimmy meet Lewis at a nightclub. One thing leads to another, and while drunk, the two Celtic fans kidnap Lewis. The next morning, the pair awaken to find Lewis bound and gagged in their apartment. They quickly realize what they've done -- but are also aware that the Utah Jazz will probably lose without Lewis. Will Mike and Jimmy keep Lewis hostage in a desperate attempt to help their team win' Or will they let Lewis go... and watch a Celtic victory go down the drain'
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
- Released theatrically in the USA on April 19, 1996.
- Color by Technicolor.
- This is Tom DeCerchio's directorial debut.
- Additional cast: Adam Hendershott (Tommy), Deion Sanders (Himself), Gus Williams (Derrick Lake), Ted Rooney (Tony Sheppard).