History Film / NecessaryRoughness

22nd Jan '17 6:37:41 AM shawn_allen
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-->(Manu hits him so hard, his face mask flies off)(doubles as a FreezeFrameBonus)
22nd Jan '17 6:32:20 AM shawn_allen
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* ChekhovsGunman: Charlie Banks, the only surviving past Armadillo, catches Paul's "tryout" throw. [[spoiler:When they try the 2 point conversion in the last game, he catches the winning throw, even wearing the number of Paul's old throwing dummy.]]
7th Dec '16 11:26:45 AM Freezer
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Coach Gennero's appearance on Creator/{{ESPN}} is played like he's been exiled from coaching. In real life, broadcasting is a standard fallback job for coaches between jobs. Some, like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Cowher and Mike Van Gundy, have chosen to stay in broadcasting, rather than pursue other coaching opportunities.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Coach Gennero's appearance on Creator/{{ESPN}} is played like he's been exiled from coaching. In real life, broadcasting is a standard fallback job for coaches between jobs. Some, like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Cowher and Mike Jeff Van Gundy, have chosen to stay in broadcasting, rather than pursue other coaching opportunities.
7th Dec '16 6:28:01 AM kyojikasshu
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* ExpospeakGag: Gennaro is hospitalized, and later is told what happened in technical terms... but it's just indigestion.

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* DownToTheLastPlay: The Kansas game comes down to Lucy having to make a field goal in heavy rain as time expires just to tie, while the Texas game comes down to one last shot at the end zone with the Armadillos down seven points. Coach Gennero sends in Coach Rigg's gimmick play, and it works, and then lets Blake set up a fake extra point kick to go for the win.
* ExpospeakGag: Gennaro Gennero is hospitalized, and later is told what happened in technical terms... but it's just indigestion.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Flat-Top antagonized the Armadillos at the bar by insulting Manumanu. On the game-ending two-point attempt, [[spoiler: Manumanu absolutely ''destroys'' Flat-Top]].
** Dean Elias spends the entire movie trying to end the football program. During the final game, he approaches Chancellor Purcell, having taken it upon himself to re-grade the team's exams on his own curve. Blake spots this activity on the sidelines, and calls a play that sends both teams plowing straight over the Dean, who's left trampled, and somehow holding the football. Purcell puts a bow on the whole thing by telling Elias:
---> "By the way, you're fired."


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* ThePromise: As the Armadillos set up the final play of the movie, it's actually the last line of the movie not spoken by the announcer:
--> '''Manumanu''': ''(about [[JerkJock Flat-Top]])'' "Mr. Blake. He'll never touch you."\\
''(cue dramatic music)''
15th Oct '16 3:53:37 PM Freezer
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Coach Gennero's appearance on Creator/{{ESPN}} is played like he's been exiled from coaching. In reality, plenty of coaches who have been fired or quit - in every sport - take up broadcasting for at least a year or two. And many tend to take up broadcasting as a post-athletic career.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Coach Gennero's appearance on Creator/{{ESPN}} is played like he's been exiled from coaching. In reality, plenty of coaches who have been fired or quit - in every sport - take up real life, broadcasting is a standard fallback job for at least a year or two. And many tend coaches between jobs. Some, like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Cowher and Mike Van Gundy, have chosen to take up broadcasting as a post-athletic career.stay in broadcasting, rather than pursue other coaching opportunities.
14th Oct '16 9:48:47 AM SAMAS
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It falls on Blake, as quarterback, and Coach Eddie "Straight Arrow" Gennero (Hector Elizondo) - a former big-time college coach lured to Texas State with the promise of building a program from the ground up, with no booster interference - to try and turn this strange group of nobodies into a {{Band of Brothers}}, while the entire time the team is under the baleful eye of [[DeanBitterman Dean Elias]], who hates college sports teams and wants any excuse to destroy the team and get rid of football forever. (Yeah, in ''Texas''. As you can imagine, [[SarcasmMode he's quite the popular guy]].) Along the way he falls for one of his teachers, journalism professor Suzanne Carter, with whom he turns out to have a past of which he was completely unaware.

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It falls on Blake, as quarterback, and Coach Eddie "Straight Arrow" Gennero (Hector Elizondo) - a former big-time college coach lured to Texas State with the promise of building a program from the ground up, with no booster interference - to try and turn this strange group of nobodies into a {{Band of Brothers}}, while the entire time the team is under the baleful eye of [[DeanBitterman Dean Elias]], who hates college sports teams and wants any excuse to destroy the team and get rid of football forever. (Yeah, in ''Texas''.''{{Texas}}''. As you can imagine, [[SarcasmMode he's quite the popular guy]].) Along the way he falls for one of his teachers, journalism professor Suzanne Carter, with whom he turns out to have a past of which he was completely unaware.
7th May '16 4:58:07 PM MrJL
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* GeniusBruiser: Andre, a massive, powerful lineman who went to Texas State on a football and ''chemistry'' scholarship. He ended up quitting football in favor of academics, and by his third year in college he's ''teaching'' classes.

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* GeniusBruiser: Andre, a massive, powerful lineman who went to Texas State on a football and ''chemistry'' scholarship. He ended up quitting football in favor of academics, and by his third year in college he's ''teaching'' classes.academics
15th Jan '16 6:28:30 AM Freezer
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: The scene where the referee gives up trying to tally all the penalties Samurai racked up when he punched out half the opposing offense: In reality, the other team would only be allowed to take one of the penalties, not all of them (not to mention Samurai would've been ejected from the game before the ref even started talking). Averted in the "take one of the penalties" sense, in that the ref finally gives up on the long list and ends with "15 yards, first down!" ...which is what the infraction would have given in real life (though, again, Samurai would be ejected.)
** Averted with Blake. Since he never went to college, his eligibility clock never started. Several RealLife older football players (Chris Weinke, Brandon Weeden) have had successful college football careers (this was usually after they had given up being professional baseball players; though this would make them ineligible to play baseball in college, they can still play football just fine.)



* GretzkyHasTheBall: The scene where the referee gives up trying to tally all the penalties Samurai racked up when he punched out half the opposing offense: In reality, the other team would only be allowed to take one of the penalties, not all of them (not to mention Samurai would've been ejected from the game before the ref even started talking). Averted in the "take one of the penalties" sense, in that the ref finally gives up on the long list and ends with "15 yards, first down!" ...which is what the infraction would have given in real life (though, again, Samurai would be ejected.)
** Averted with Blake. Since he never went to college, his eligibility clock never started. Several RealLife older football players (Chris Weinke, Brandon Weeden) have had successful college football careers (this was usually after they had given up being professional baseball players; though this would make them ineligible to play baseball in college, they can still play football just fine.)
6th May '15 11:34:06 PM Cindylover1969
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* ActorAllusion: The Armadillos' announcer is played by Rob Schneider. At one point he calls a fumble, and gives the player responsible nicknames relating to the word "fumble", like his famous [[TheNicknamer nicknamer]] character from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* AluminumChristmasTrees - Coach Gennero's appearance on Creator/{{ESPN}} is played like he's been exiled from coaching. In reality, plenty of coaches who have been fired or quit - in every sport - take up broadcasting for at least a year or two. And many tend to take up broadcasting as a post-athletic career.
* BerserkButton - You can insult Blake. You can call him names. You can even pour beer on him. But don't insult his center.
** Said center has to be held back by the entire team when an opposing player cheap shots Lucy.

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* ActorAllusion: The Armadillos' announcer is played by Rob Schneider. At one point he calls a fumble, and gives the player responsible nicknames relating to the word "fumble", like his famous [[TheNicknamer nicknamer]] character from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* AluminumChristmasTrees -
AluminumChristmasTrees: Coach Gennero's appearance on Creator/{{ESPN}} is played like he's been exiled from coaching. In reality, plenty of coaches who have been fired or quit - in every sport - take up broadcasting for at least a year or two. And many tend to take up broadcasting as a post-athletic career.
* BerserkButton - BerserkButton: You can insult Blake. You can call him names. You can even pour beer on him. But don't insult his center.
** Said center has to be held back by the entire team when an opposing player cheap shots Lucy. (Fortunately she can fight her own battles - see GroinAttack below.)



* BodyguardCrush - Manumana for Lucy.
* TheBigGuy - Manumana, Blake's giant Samoan center. According to him, it means "runt of the litter", and the other men in his family are even bigger. He's also given the IronicNickname "Manumana the Slender".
* BlackAndNerdy - Sinbad as Andre Krimm, a former player who gave up the team to focus on academics. Blake lures him back. He has a hell of a tackle.

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* BodyguardCrush - BodyguardCrush: Manumana for Lucy.
* TheBigGuy - TheBigGuy: Manumana, Blake's giant Samoan center. According to him, it means "runt of the litter", and the other men in his family are even bigger. He's also given the IronicNickname "Manumana the Slender".
* BlackAndNerdy - BlackAndNerdy: Sinbad as Andre Krimm, a former player who gave up the team to focus on academics. Blake lures him back. He has a hell of a tackle.



* TheCameo - Several NFL legends (including Dick Butkus, Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker, and Earl Campbell, just to name a few) and a pro boxer (Evander Holyfield) appear as inmates when the team plays a "scrimmage" against a local prison.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack - Lampshaded.
* DeanBitterman - Dean Phillip Elias. Believes sports have no place at college. Fine in itself, but he's willing to use every dirty trick in the book, including breaking all conceivable ethical guidelines, to get rid of college football.
* ExpospeakGag - Gennaro is hospitalized, and later is told what happened in technical terms... but it's just indigestion.

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* TheCameo - TheCameo: Several NFL legends (including Dick Butkus, Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker, and Earl Campbell, just to name a few) and a pro boxer (Evander Holyfield) appear as inmates when the team plays a "scrimmage" against a local prison.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack - ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Lampshaded.
* DeanBitterman - DeanBitterman: Dean Phillip Elias. Believes sports have no place at college. Fine in itself, but he's willing to use every dirty trick in the book, including breaking all conceivable ethical guidelines, to get rid of college football.
* ExpospeakGag - ExpospeakGag: Gennaro is hospitalized, and later is told what happened in technical terms... but it's just indigestion.



* GretzkyHasTheBall - The scene where the referee gives up trying to tally all the penalties Samurai racked up when he punched out half the opposing offense: In reality, the other team would only be allowed to take one of the penalties, not all of them (not to mention Samurai would've been ejected from the game before the ref even started talking). Averted in the "take one of the penalties" sense, in that the ref finally gives up on the long list and ends with "15 yards, first down!" ...which is what the infraction would have given in real life (though, again, Samurai would be ejected.)

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* GretzkyHasTheBall - GretzkyHasTheBall: The scene where the referee gives up trying to tally all the penalties Samurai racked up when he punched out half the opposing offense: In reality, the other team would only be allowed to take one of the penalties, not all of them (not to mention Samurai would've been ejected from the game before the ref even started talking). Averted in the "take one of the penalties" sense, in that the ref finally gives up on the long list and ends with "15 yards, first down!" ...which is what the infraction would have given in real life (though, again, Samurai would be ejected.)



* GloryDays - Blake's high school football years are this, but his father died and he gave up college years before to run the farm.

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* GloryDays - GloryDays: Blake's high school football years are this, but his father died and he gave up college years before to run the farm.



* JerkJock - Most of the Armadillos avert this, either by being good people or not being jocks. (Or at least, football jocks.) Their rival team, however, is made up of this. Their star linebacker, "Flat-Top", could probably provide the trope page image.
* MeaningfulEcho - When Blake is practicing throwing passes in the beginning of the movie, he uses an old football target with the jersey number 88. Later, [[spoiler:when he throws the game-winning extra point pass, guess what number Charley Banks, the receiver, wears?]]

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* JerkJock - JerkJock: Most of the Armadillos avert this, either by being good people or not being jocks. (Or at least, football jocks.) Their rival team, however, is made up of this. Their star linebacker, "Flat-Top", could probably provide the trope page image.
* MeaningfulEcho - MeaningfulEcho: When Blake is practicing throwing passes in the beginning of the movie, he uses an old football target with the jersey number 88. Later, [[spoiler:when he throws the game-winning extra point pass, guess what number Charley Banks, the receiver, wears?]]



* OpposingSportsTeam - The Texas Colts
* PrecisionFStrike - During an attempt at a RousingSpeech.

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* OpposingSportsTeam - OpposingSportsTeam: The Texas Colts
* PrecisionFStrike - PrecisionFStrike: During an attempt at a RousingSpeech.



* PunchPunchPunchUhOh - Blake gives Flat Top a one-two punch in the face after the latter insults his center. Flat Top is barely fazed (like he just got splashed with a faceful of cold water), prompting an utterance of [[OhCrap "oh, Lord"]] from someone off-camera just before the ensuing [[BarBrawl bar brawl]].

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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh - PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Blake gives Flat Top a one-two punch in the face after the latter insults his center. Flat Top is barely fazed (like he just got splashed with a faceful of cold water), prompting an utterance of [[OhCrap "oh, Lord"]] from someone off-camera just before the ensuing [[BarBrawl bar brawl]].



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - Fred Thompson as Chancellor Purcell
* RedemptionQuest - Both for Blake (to prove to himself he had what it took to be a big time college QB) and for Coach Gennero (who was chased from his last job by boosters who hated him). Charlie Banks also gets a nod, since he was the only player from the previous team who ''didn't'' get banned from the sport. He ends up on the receiving end of the pass that wins the game.
* SmoochOfVictory - [[spoiler:Lucy kisses Manumana on the cheek after they win the last game. Manumana collapses in joy.]]
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Lucy in the shower room (to the joy of Creator/KathyIreland[[note]]As a general rule, this and/or HandOrObjectUnderwear was the only kind of nudity she would do, both in her film and her modeling work.[[/note]] fans).

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Fred Thompson as Chancellor Purcell
Purcell.
* RedemptionQuest - RedemptionQuest: Both for Blake (to prove to himself he had what it took to be a big time college QB) and for Coach Gennero (who was chased from his last job by boosters who hated him). Charlie Banks also gets a nod, since he was the only player from the previous team who ''didn't'' get banned from the sport. He ends up on the receiving end of the pass that wins the game.
* SmoochOfVictory - [[spoiler:Lucy SmoochOfVictory:[[spoiler:Lucy kisses Manumana on the cheek after they win the last game. Manumana collapses in joy.]]
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Lucy in the shower room (to room, to the joy of Creator/KathyIreland[[note]]As Creator/KathyIreland fans.[[note]]As a general rule, this and/or HandOrObjectUnderwear was the only kind of nudity she would do, both in her film and her modeling work.[[/note]] fans).[[/note]]



* WhatTheHellHero - After Coach Gennero humiliates the entire team in front of a group of boosters, Coach Riggendorf blasts him for turning what should've been a Moment of Awesome into a HumiliationConga.
* [[WhoNeedsOvertime Who Needs A Tie?]] - In the climax, after a few of the players get hurt, it looks like the Armadillos are going for the tie, but they run a fake PAT with Blake hitting Charlie Banks in the endzone for the 2-point conversion and the win. (This was before the NCAA adopted overtime.)

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* WhatTheHellHero - WhatTheHellHero: After Coach Gennero humiliates the entire team in front of a group of boosters, Coach Riggendorf blasts him for turning what should've been a Moment of Awesome into a HumiliationConga.
* [[WhoNeedsOvertime Who Needs A Tie?]] - Tie?]]: In the climax, after a few of the players get hurt, it looks like the Armadillos are going for the tie, but they run a fake PAT with Blake hitting Charlie Banks in the endzone for the 2-point conversion and the win. (This was before the NCAA adopted overtime.)
6th May '15 5:22:46 AM Morgenthaler
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''Necessary Roughness'' is a 1991 film starring [[Series/QuantumLeap Scott]] [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Bakula]] as Paul Blake, a former high school football star who gave up his dreams of playing [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college ball]] and probably going on to the pros to stay home and run the family farm after the death of his father. When the Texas State University football team, the Fighting Armadillos, becomes involved in a scandal resulting in almost the entire team being expelled or disqualified, the new coaches must assemble a team from the ragtag group of goofballs willing to join... and the now thirty-plus Blake, lured to college and the team by the idea of finally putting to rest his dreams of what might have been.

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''Necessary Roughness'' is a 1991 film starring [[Series/QuantumLeap Scott]] [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Bakula]] Scott Bakula as Paul Blake, a former high school football star who gave up his dreams of playing [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college ball]] and probably going on to the pros to stay home and run the family farm after the death of his father. When the Texas State University football team, the Fighting Armadillos, becomes involved in a scandal resulting in almost the entire team being expelled or disqualified, the new coaches must assemble a team from the ragtag group of goofballs willing to join... and the now thirty-plus Blake, lured to college and the team by the idea of finally putting to rest his dreams of what might have been.
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