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Leatherheads

Rating:PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Genre:Comedy, Romance
Release Date:April 4, 2008
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce, Ezra Buzzington
Director:George Clooney
Producer:Grant Heslov, Casey Silver
Writer:Duncan Brantley, Rick Reilly
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections. As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter.

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