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Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Bill Bellamy Jimmy Sanderson
Elizabeth Berkley
Jim Brown Montezuma Monroe
Andrew Bryniarski
Cameron Diaz Christina Pagniacci
Aaron Eckhart
Jamie Foxx Willie Beamen
Charlton Heston
Lauren Holly
Al Pacino Tony D'Amato
Dennis Quaid Jack 'Cap' Rooney
James Woods Dr. Harvey Mandrake
LL Cool J Julian Washington
Matthew Modine Dr. Ollie Powers
Lawrence Taylor Luther 'Shark' Lavay
John C. McGinley
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Sport
Director Oliver Stone
Producer Richard Donner; Dan Halsted; Lauren Shuler Donner
Writer Daniel Pyne; John Logan; Oliver Stone
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 157 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.4
Any Given Sunday, Oliver Stone's salute-cum-exposé of pro football, belabors some pretty obvious points for nigh onto three hours; but between the frenetic editing, the pounding rap-music beats, and several flashy performances, it's certainly never dull. Al Pacino, coach of the fictional Miami Sharks (the NFL declined involvement in this production), struggles with the most time-honored of sports movie dilemmas: what to do with the old friend who's past his prime and the young hotshot who could save the franchise but first has to learn what being a team player is all about. Comedian Jamie Foxx does a marvelous dramatic turn as the rookie quarterback whose ego and talent are equally impressive, while Pacino seems more at ease in Oliver Stone Land than any actor since regular James Woods (on hand as well as a sleazy team doctor). Prowling the sidelines, shouting spittle-flecked orders, seizing up in almost physical pain when a play goes the wrong way, Pacino is as unashamedly--and entertainingly--hyperbolic as Stone's whirling montages of boiling storm clouds, bloodthirsty fans, and players smashed into the mud. (Once again football, perhaps the most sophisticated of team sports, is viewed cinematically as a bunch of guys hitting each other in slow motion.) Unfortunately, all the self-conscious mythologizing and pumped-up macho posturing that Stone can muster doesn't conceal a clichéd, slapped-together script, whose few good ideas (mostly about race in America) jostle about with several hoary, terrible ones--including a too-literal analogy of football players as modern gladiators. (To drive the point home, Stone includes Charlton Heston--the aging Ben-Hur--in one of many star-powered cameos.) All in all, Any Given Sunday is never dull, but never very enjoyable, either. --Bruce Reid
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 823
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/31/2007
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 085391832225
Chapters 47
Release Date 9/1/2000
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Documentary Full Contact: The Making Of Any Given Sunday
LL Cool J Shut 'Em Down Music Video
Interactive Menus
Notes On The Stars And Director
Theatrical Trailer
Scene Access

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