Kent Alterman (2008)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Will Ferrell stars in yet another sports spoof here (following Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Blades of Glory), this one set in the mid-1970s. He plays Jackie Moon, the bubble-permed owner/player/coach of lowly basketball team the Flint Tropics, who must turn the team's fortunes around in order to join the National Basketball Association. However, the already flimsy plot falls to the wayside as this sprawling comedy from first-time director Kent Alterman focuses instead on star names (Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin) and a barrel load of hit-and-miss gags. With a few memorable lines and set pieces (including bear wrestling with a real bear), Semi-Pro will no doubt raise some chuckles. But thanks to Alterman's somewhat flabby direction, you'll laugh about half as much as you should.


A passionate but incompetent basketball coach learns that only the four best teams in his league will be carried over to a new division. So to stop his team languishing at the bottom of the heap, he recruits an ageing star player to turn their fortunes around. Comedy set in the 1970s, starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin.

Cast & Crew

Jackie Moon Will Ferrell
Monix Woody Harrelson
Clarence André Benjamin
Lynn Maura Tierney
Dick Pepperfield Andrew Daly
Bobby Dee Andy Richter
Bee Bee Ellis DeRay Davis
Twiggy Munson Josh Braaten
Scootise Double Day Jay Phillips
Vakidis Peter Cornell
Director Kent Alterman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Swearing, sexual references. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 29 Feb 2008