Hey look, another screening! One I think ought to please you crazy sons o’ guns. Semi Pro, the latest Will Ferrell comedy. The premise? Scroll, baby!
Will Ferrell stars in Semi-Pro, an outrageous comedy set in 1976
against the backdrop of the maverick ABA – a fast-paced, wild and crazy
basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with
innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Ferrell plays
Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his
chart-topping song “Love Me Sexy” to achieve his dream of owning a basketball
team. But Moon’s franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in
the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the
NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly
impossible – win. Semi-Pro co-stars Woody Harrelson (Anger Management, White
Men Can’t Jump), Will Arnett (Blades of Glory, “Arrested Development”), Andre
Benjamin (Four Brothers, music group Outkast), Rob Corddry, Maura Tierney, Josh
Braaten, DeRay Davis, Jay Phillips, Jackie Earle Haley and Andy Richter. The
film is written by Scot Armstrong (Old School), directed by Kent Alterman,
produced by Jimmy Miller.
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