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(2005), PG [PG*] (1hr 27min)
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Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Untitled ML Project, Robert Simonds Productions
Distribution (US): Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., 20th Century Fox Pictures
Director(s): Steve Carr
Producer(s): Steven Brown, Paul Deason, Martin Lawrence, Darice Rollins, Heidi Santelli, Robert Simonds, Tracey Trench
Story by: William Wolff, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss
Screenplay: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Cinematography/Camera: Glen MacPherson
Music: Teddy Castellucci
Film Editing: Craig Herring
Casting: Janet Hirshenson, Jane Jenkins
Production Design: Jaymes Hinkle
Art Direction: Bruce Crone:
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6
If it were not for inclusion of that "stuff" which this film could have done as well without [Ps. 12:8], it would have earned a CAP final score equivalent to G-rated films in the comparative baseline database. But, since that "stuff" is there Rebound earned a final score of 85, placing it high in the PG scoring range (86 to 68 out of 100). If Rebound had earned only two more points it would have been equivalent to a "hardcore" G.
Head coach of the Ohio Polytech University basketball team, Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) developed a "Bobby Knight" attitude since his days at Mount Vernon Junior High School as a star of the Smelters basketball team. Roy began taking his newly found attitude on the court. A fight with an official resulting in a tantrum by McCormick which killed the mascot falcon, Baxter, was the last straw. McCormick was banned by the NCBA from coaching basketball at any college for life.
McCormick's agent Tim Fink (Breckin Meyer) quoted from the rule book to the NCBA that they could not ban Roy until after he is given a second chance to prove he can and will remain calm. So Roy now has to find a coaching job through which he can prove himself.
Fink found the perfect opportunity: coaching the basketball team of his teenhood town which has not won a game since who knows when. Principal Walsh (Megan Mullally) agrees. What a PR move! Volunteering to bring the underdogs to the State champions. That would cinch his reinstatement on the Ohio Polytech University staff. What guy in his right mind would turn down another chance at the riches and prestige of coaching a top ten college team again?
As McCormick built State champions out of a ball club with losing scores like zero to 109, he found his "calling" was not the high profile and glamour of college ball after all. Gorgeous teacher Jeanie Ellis (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and mother of his star player, Keith (Oren Williams) might have had some influence, too.
This film is rated PG for for mild language and thematic elements. "Mild language" includes three uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary [Prov. 22:11] plus muffled uses of God's name in vain both with and without the four letter expletive. [Deut. 5:11]
Included in the Impudence/Hate investigation area was facial piercing on Margaret "Big Mac" Reed (Tara Correa-McMullen), one of the Smelter team members. Big Mac was portrayed as a female hood and bully. Even filmmakers understand the "see-me" rebellion of facial piercing (and tattoos). Think back at some of the "hard" movies you've seen. If you saw someone with massive tattoos and/or steel hanging off of or poking through his/her face, the character was usually not the role model of the day.
While free of any noted instances of Drugs/Alcohol or Murder/Suicide, sexually pointed matters such as crotch hit, excess cleavage in a photo, a rude gaze and innuendo stole a few points from Sexual Immorality. [Col. 3:5] Crude humor was present as well. [Eph. 5:4] There may have been an instance of yanking a players shorts down. If there was I missed it while making other log entries and is not incorporated into the scoring since I did not see it.
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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
(The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)
Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
Christian Educators Association International
|There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|
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