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"CELTIC PRIDE"
(1996) (Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Damon Wayans) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy None Heavy None Mild
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate None None None Moderate
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Mild Heavy Mild Moderate Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A pair of crazed basketball fans kidnaps the star of an opposing team.
PLOT:
A comedy tale of basketball fanaticism gone too far, this is the story of Mike O'Hara (DANIEL STERN), a former high school basketball standout -- now gym teacher, and his friend Jimmy Flaherty (DAN AYKROYD), a local plumber. They're die hard sports fans and it's the end of the NBA championship for the Boston Celtics. Mike and Jimmy perform every superstitious act to help their team win, but the Celtics lose game six and there's only one game left. So they decide to kidnap the star of the opposing team, Lewis Scott (DAMON WAYANS), a great but selfishly arrogant player.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they like basketball or are drawn to films with Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd and/or Daman Wayans they will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For language and an abundance of crude humor.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • DANIEL STERN plays a high school gym teacher who places sports above his family or profession.
  • DAN AYKROYD plays a plumber who's similarly obsessed with the sport. Both he and Stern resort to kidnaping.
  • DAMON WAYANS play an egotistical player for a professional basketball team.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • There is a lot of drinking of beer and liquor in many different scenes.
  • Jimmy and Mike plot to get Scott drunk so that he'll miss the next game. They proceed to drink all kinds of alcohol and finally leave the bar completely wasted.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • As obsessed fans, Mike and Jimmy harass the opposing players and coach.
  • Mike loves basketball more than his family and is willing to let them go.
  • The coach is demeaning to his players.
  • Scott thinks he's better than, and doesn't need, his teammates.
  • A police officer (a friend of Mike and Jimmy's) goes along with the kidnaping so that he can make a quick buck off the game.
  • Mike tells Scott "Sorry for the abduction. I've never done that to a GUY" (referring that he has to women).
  • FRIGHTENING/TENSE SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handgun: Used to enforce the kidnaping and seen quite often throughout the film.
  • Jimmy, when pressured by Scott that he won't actually use the gun, accidentally fires one shot, nearly hitting Jimmy in the head.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Harassing opposing teams.
  • Putting one's interest (in this case, sports) above everything else.
  • Scott (in an attempt to escape) pours gasoline on Mike's crotch and threatens to take a lighter to him.
  • Phrases: "Screw you," "Douche bag," "Sucks," and "Kiss my ass."
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • 1 "f" word, 4 "s" words, 21 "ass" words, 3 slang terms for male genitals (d*ck, pr*ck), 3 SOB's, 2 craps.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Line: "I hear Manute Bol is banging your mom."
  • There is a line referring to a made up drink (named "Jimmy's Dick"): "It's short, fat, and fills the gap."
  • Another line is heard: "...your hands down your pants playing with your knob."
  • Scott tells Jimmy he has no chance of "getting laid."
  • There are several references to male genitals ("help me unreel it," etc...)
  • Scott claims he's been with many women.
  • Mike says he's only been with two women in his life.
  • There is a reference to masturbation: "I'll get you some toilet paper and WD-40."
  • SMOKING
  • Both Mike and Jimmy smoke throughout the movie.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • There are several scenes where Mike and Carol talk about divorce including one in front of their son. In one scene she's finally had enough and leaves.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Kidnaping (played for laughs -- but it's kidnaping just the same) where it turns out they don't get caught or punished for their crime and in the end are no worse for the wear and even repeat the crime at the very end of the movie.
  • Divorce (due to an obsession with sports).
  • Suicide -- Scott tries to convince Jimmy to do it (since his "life is meaningless" anyway).
  • VIOLENCE
  • Some players get into a fight on the court.
  • Fans turn on another fan (when they think he's bad luck) and throw food at him.
  • Mike and Jimmy kidnap Scott and bind him with duct tape.
  • Scott fights to get away from them and elbows and then trips Mike. Jimmy then rushes out and points a gun at Scott.
  • Jimmy slugs Mike in the face.
  • Scott (in an attempt to escape) pours gasoline on Mike's crotch and threatens to take a lighter to him.
  • Scott hits Jimmy in the head with a basketball to disable him.
  • A female hot dog vendor slaps Jimmy in the face.
  • Mike and Jimmy grab a man holding a religious sign and then begin beating him.
  • At the end they kidnap a football player.



  • Reviewed April 19, 1996

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