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"ED"
(1996) (Matt LeBlanc) (PG)

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


QUICK TAKE:
A comedy concerning a baseball playing chimpanzee.
PLOT:
Jack Cooper (MATT LEBLANC) is a minor league baseball pitcher who has great talent but can't win any games. Suddenly thrust upon him as teammate and roommate is Ed, a chimp first assigned as a team mascot. They find out the chimp can play ball, so they suit him up and he helps them make it the championship game.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes. The baseball playing chimp will be the draw as will Matt LeBlanc (Joey on "Friends").
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For language, crude humor and brief mild violence.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • MATT LEBLANC plays a minor league baseball player with a heart of gold and a great physical talent, but a mental block for winning.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • The coach and manager drink beers.
  • There is a bar scene where players drink beers and take shots of liquor.
  • Cooper later appears fall down drunk.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • A player says "we should kill Kirby" (a guy who has sold Ed) and the manager responds, "play a good game and I'll help you kill that SOB."
  • FRIGHTENING/TENSE SCENES
  • Ed almost freezes to death and is put into an ICU at hospital but ends up okay.
  • Cooper is almost hit by a truck while trying to save Ed.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Ed gives the universal sign for "kiss my ass."
  • Phrases: "Shut the hell up" and "your priorities suck."
  • A little girl says Cooper has a great butt, and also says the word "crap."
  • A little girl and Ed compete in making straw sucking sounds, armpit sounds, belching and making a mess out of her house with no parental supervision and then try to clean it up before her mother comes home.
  • There a four scenes with chimp flatulence sounds played for laughs.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • Cooper goes to wake up a player, when a chimp arm suddenly grabs him. It's played for laughs but little kids might be startled.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • One song contains the word "crap."
  • PROFANITY
  • 6 hells, 4 craps, 2 damns, 2 asses, 1 SOB.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Dialogue: "take that pencil out of your pants and write it down" is innuendo for a small penis.
  • Little girl says Cooper has a great butt.
  • Bikini clad women are seen on TV.
  • Little girl asks Cooper if he's gay (as in why he hasn't asked her mom out yet).
  • SMOKING
  • A player chews and spits tobacco in several scenes.
  • The coach and manager smoke cigars.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Ed is kidnapped and sold to another team. Cooper and the neighbors are upset and yell a little about this. A mother tells Cooper to "steal Ed back."
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • A little girl asks Cooper is he's gay (as in why he hasn't asked her mother out yet).
  • VIOLENCE
  • Ed playfully smashes things in an apartment.
  • Some bad guys electrically shock Ed in his cage, then get into a fist fight with Cooper. They then threaten both Ed and Cooper with baseball bats. One of the guys is knocked out after being shoved up against a cage, Cooper then knocks out the other guy with a punch (all to rescue Ed).



  • Reviewed March 15, 1996

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