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Dark Comedy meets the Big Game Genre when iconic comedian Richard Lewis (Curb Your Enthusiasm) plays Steven Adler, a strung-out former high profile college basketball coach whose personal demons have precipitated his fall from grace.  Coach Adler now finds himself in the sleepy, strange upstate town of Greenlawn, New York, taking the helm of the local college's basketball team, the St. Joe’s Red Wave.  Against all odds, Adler has brought this unlikely crew to the National Championship.  Game Day chronicles that fateful day, from beginning to end, where Coach Adler, the players, students and various odd residents of Greenlawn, all prepare for the biggest event of their lives. Ultimately begging the question: can victory (or defeat) on the world stage redeem Coach Adler and the town that loves him?  

With some of the best basketball action on film, cameos from Greg Giraldo, Kenny Albert and Frank Gorshin, and a shocking twist,

Game Day delivers the W.

 

Mature: Language, Drugs, Brief Nudity, Adult Situations.

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⭐ 8/ 10     Blown away by Richard Lewis. Great basketball sequences.

SGNYC 1 February 2021

I'm a total sports movie junky so I was surprised to see this title pop up. I didn't recognize it, but I love Richard Lewis (and Greg Giraldo is in this, btw) and the trailer on YouTube looked cool, so I gave it a shot. I have to say, I've seen a lot of sports movies, and this one has some of the best game footage/editing that I've seen. Also, while it can be a bit raunchy at times, it's really funny. And Richard Lewis was a total revelation. Definitely some of his strongest acting work as the down and out coach.

Anyway, this one brought me back to my love of classic 90's sports films.

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw6552686/?ref_=tt_urv

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     Surprisingly good

Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021

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Definitely not your average sports comedy. Very dark, innovative, and at times shocking. Richard Lewis was great, and in a role unlike any other I've seen him play. Don't want to say too much and spoil it.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐     What a delightful movie!

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January 29, 2021 by Dayne Seiden

 

A great watch even after several years. Really happy that I came back to this one!

https://www.amazon.com/review/R15T69F1IT7AAR/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B08DRTSM1X

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⭐ 8/ 10     one funny basketball movie.

fmsaleen 12 January 2005

When I first saw this movie it was because I was up late at night and couldn't sleep. It was showing on Showtime, and I decided to watch it because it was a sports movie. The movie has many characters, and it takes you into their lives one by one. The drugged out basketball coach, the town mayor who gambles people's money, and the basketball player who feels like a he didn't accomplish anything in his life. All of these characters all share one common interest, and that is that they're all going to be at the national game against Miami. This movie is really funny, and Richard Lewis is really funny as he plays the role of the head coach. His pre-game speeches are just hilarious. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is into that dark sort of comedy, and I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. (edited)

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw0998036/?ref_=rw_urv

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RICHARD LEWIS Steve Adler

SEAN SQUIRE Harrison Williams

GERRY BECKER Fred Wilson

ALICIA MINSHEW Suzie Wilson

KENNY ALBERT Himself

LEE BRYAN Helen Wilson

RICHARD 'BATT' JOHNSON Batt

NICOLE BRADIN Julie

VALORIE HUBBARD Big Bertha

HILLEL MELTZER Moron Boy

JALIYL LYNN Mikey

BRAD BEYER Dave

FRANK GORSHIN Sam Segal

JIM MARCUS Father Donahue

ROBERT PETKOFF Flashy Agent Guy

GREG GIRALDO Zippy

DENISE FAYE Casandra

GARY DeWITT MARSHALL Jerome

STICKY FINGAZ Willie

BRENTON BIRMINGHAM Montgomery

LISA APPLEGATE Barbara Wilson

EDWARD SEAMON Bill

CARA JEDELL April

ROBERT ARI Bart

JAYDEN LUND Strip Club Bartender

KEITH ABRAMSON President Murphy

GINA SCIANNI Adler's Daughter

LILAH FRIEDLAND Dean's Daughter

ALEX WIPF Newscaster

JIMMY KING Head Official

STEVEN PEACOCK JACOBY Miami Player

JOHN W. MOYLER Terminator

ANTHONY BROWN Ice Davis

ROGER SCOTLAND Assistant Coach

Cast and Crew

STEVEN BANAS St. Joe's Player

KEVIN BRIDGES St. Joe's Player

ADRIAN BROWN St. Joe's Player

DARRYL BROWN St. Joe's Player

EDDIE GAMBLE St. Joe's Player

PETER HAVLICEK St. Joe's Player

GILL HODGES St. Joe's Player

JOHN MARCELIN St. Joe's Player

JOHN WALSH St. Joe's Player

STANLEY BLACKETT St. Joe's Player

RALPH BRYAN Miami Lightning

UGO HARRIS Miami Lightning

IVAN LATIMORE Miami Lightning

RAYMOND MACKEY Miami Lightning

GRAY ORAL Miami Lightning

ANTHONIO PARKER Miami Lightning

SEDRIC VEAZEY Miami Lightning

J.J. WATERER Miami Lightning

DONNA BERTACCINI Sheila Adler

JULIET BOWLER Fan

JOSEPH DeVITO EMT

LAUREL KORNFELD Redwave Team Fan

LISA LANG Cheerleader

LUIS G. MORENO Court-side man

Writer and Director​ STEVE KLEIN

Producer​ STEVEN WEILL

Executive Producer​ KENNY GREIF

Executive Producer​ LARRY HORN

Executive Producer​ STEVE KLEIN

Executive Producer​ WILL KOHANE

Cinematographer​ DAN STOLOFF

Film Editor​ JOHN GILROY

Set Decoration​ ALLYN HOWARD

Costumes​ MARYANNE McALPIN-GIRALDO

Key Makeup Artist​ NICKI LEDERMANN

Makeup Artist​ KERRIE R. PLANT

Production Manager​ SHIRLEY DAVIS

Second Ass't Director​ AMANDA SLATER

Art Dept. Coordinator​ HEATHER COTTRELL

Sound​ WILLIAM KOZY

Re-recording Mixer​ DAVID NOVACK

Boom Operator​ JOE WHITE

Special Effects​ ROB BENEVIDES

CG Supervisor​ RANDY GOUX

Stunts​ NORMAN DOUGLASS

Best Boy Electrician​ CASEY CAMPBELL

Add'l Camera Loader​ GLEN L. CHIN

Best Boy Grip​ BALINT PINCZEHELYI

Extras Casting​ KRISTINE BULAKOWSKI

ADR Voice Casting​ DAVID H. KRAMER

Extras Casting​ MEREDITH J. MARCIANO

Assistant Editor​ BEATRICE SISUL

Ass't Location Manager​ SHARI HAMRICK

Location Manager​ JULE ANN JAPPE

Music Editor​ SHARI JOHANSON

Music Supervisor​ BRIAN ROSS

Script Supervisor​ SETH COPANS

Production Assistant​ MARCO AJELLO

Electric Prod'n Ass't​ DORIS DEL CASTILLO

Production Coordinator​ KIMBERLY N. FAJEN

Production Assistant​ PATRICK GIBBONS

Production Assistant​ JEFF HUSTON

Production Assistant​ RUSSELL PARR

Production Assistant​ REINA PLATT

Craft Service​ ADAM TAYLOR

Miscellaneous Crew​ ANN TAYLOR

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Game Day The Film starring Richard Lewis is finally streaming on major platforms. Since its release in 1999, the film has become a cult classic sports film and a highlight of March Madness television viewing. With its innovative camera work during the heart-pounding basketball sequences, unexpected plot twist, and dark comedy story framing, the film holds its own against classics like Hoosiers and Hoop Dreams. Richard Lewis takes on an unlikely dramatic role at the peak of his comedy career, while a fresh-faced Alicia Minshew (best known for portraying Kendall Hart on the daytime drama All My Children), Comedy Central Roast Host and A-list comedian Greg Giraldo, and sportscasting legend Kenny Albert headline a cast of terrific storytellers.

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