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Any Given Sunday [Blu-ray Boxset] [Canadian Blu-Ray Director's Cut]

  • R
  • Blu-ray
  • 2 discs
  • Region Free (info)
  • Oliver Stone delves into his love-hate relationship with pro football in this high-impact film, thriving on the game's adrenaline rush while revealing its ultimate corruption. When legendary Miami Sharks quarterback Cap Rooney (Dennis Quaid) is badly injured in a game, coach Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) is forced to reach deep into his bench for Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx). The third-stringer's injury-plagued career and difficulty with maintaining focus make him a dubious commodity at best. But Beamen, aware of what this opportunity could mean, starts playing at a much higher level than ever before, planting championship hopes in the minds of Miami fans. The extraordinary success of Beamen, an athlete whose flamboyance contradicts everything the Lombardi-like D'Amato believes about the game, makes the coach wonder whether his time is passing. To add to his problems, Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), a young woman who has inherited ownership of the team from her late father, is pressuring him to win now, and at any cost. Will D'Amato be able to pull the team together for a final run at the championship? The film conveys a vivid sense of the atmosphere of pro football and features a finely modulated performance by Pacino.
    • Rating - Strong Language and Some Nudity/Sexuality
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1000091106

  • Credits
    Al Pacino, Alfredo James Pacino, Dennis Quaid
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Thunderous excitement..."
    Rolling Stone

    "A rambunctious, hyperkinetic, testosterone-and-adrenaline-drenched look at that obsession known as pro football..."

    "...As exhausting as it is exciting....Jagged and alive..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Stone once again brilliantly captures the intensity of combat" -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental

    "...Stone brands ANY GIVEN SUNDAY with his trademark extreme close-ups and disorienting handheld camerawork, creating a position for the audience right on the field where it can hear every call and feel every hit..."
    Box Office

    "...There are so many basic dramatic truths in its age-vs.-youth/pragmatism-vs. -tradition conflict that any fan of sports movies should be carried along..."
    USA Today

    "...Energetic....Stone pours on the razzle-dazzle..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...A smart sports movie....The film's dialogue scenes are effective....The dramatic scenes are worth it. Pacino has some nice heart-to-hearts with Quaid and Foxx..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Quaid is strong but sympathetic..."

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