Draft Day

Draft Day

DVD - 2014
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On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE Draft
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Mar 24, 2017

High stakes game of fast talk, bluff and wits. Not to mention pairs of hard ones.
A fun, tough suspenseful film.

Mar 03, 2016

More accessible to those into sports, but the plotting of the draft "plotting" is clever.

Feb 12, 2016

This is a 2014 American sports drama directed by Ivan Reitman.
The premise revolves around the general manager of the Cleveland Browns deciding what to do when his team acquires the number one draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
It's perfectly pleasant for sports buffs and Costner fans, but overall, the film lives down to its title by relying too heavily on the sort of by-the-numbers storytelling that only a statistician could love.

Nov 27, 2015

enjoyable for sports fans but not believable and the romance is silly.

Jul 11, 2015

Enjoyable film. Serves as a good primer of how the football draft system works. Shows all the behind-the-scenes activities to actually get to select a teams draft choice. Liking the 'older' Kevin Costner films.

Jun 29, 2015

This is one of the silliest movies ever. No way is the initial trade made for a player Costner isn't sold on and it just gets stupider as it goes along. I feel sorry for those who think this is a fact based movie and those who enjoyed it.

mcmurray777 Apr 27, 2015

Watched this 2013-filmed DVD on the weekend before the draft. If you are a fan of the Browns you will love this movie. Otherwise, 4-stars. (If you are NOT a football fan don't watch it. 3-stars!) The movie centers on whether the team should trade away the future to move up to number one to select a "can't-miss" quarterback, who just might have some ethical and partying problems. Or, should they stay at seven to choose between a top defensive player from Ohio State or a running back from a southern school, one of whom has ties to the Browns through their father. Sound familiar? I won't give anything away, but how it's resolved will make a Browns fan cry!

Anyway, the behind-the-scenes look into Berea and other locales is what makes this movie, filmed with the NFL's help, really enjoyable. One of the two writers on the movie is from Cleveland, but it was not written with Cleveland in mind (Buffalo, actually). The audio commentary by the writers is also worth watching as they give insight into how the movie came to be filmed in Cleveland.

Oh. And be sure to notice the clever way they do split-screen during the numerous phone calls.

Mar 24, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story
but not for children to watch
this is for the football teams
and coaches and referee's
to watch

Feb 23, 2015

Watchable but not believable.

JamesBayRidge Feb 10, 2015

Great cast and interesting script. Burstyn and Elliot talents are wasted, but a pay check is a pay check. Costner shines as does Langella and Garner. In fact I would have to say that this is my favorite role for Garner.

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Sep 25, 2014

Penn (coach): The Browns brought me to Cleveland
so that everybody could get one of these.
Al (Sonny's girlfriend): How is it that the ultimate prize in the most macho sport ever invented is a piece of jewelry?
Announcer: Folks, I believe the word "Clevelander" comes from the Latin word that means "to have idiotic hope at all time," and don't we ever? We don't have beaches and beautiful weather and sunshine and hot babes roller-skating all over. You know what we've got? We got our sports teams. And that's the only hope we have...Let me explain to you. Football was invented 20 miles down the road in Canton, Ohio. This is a football town. It's in our DNA...


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