Film / Leatherheads
A 2008 sports comedy film about the Duluth Bulldogs, a struggling pro football team in 1925. In order to revive the team, World War I
hero Carter "The Bullet" Rutherford (John Krasinski) is recruited to the team, at the suggestion of team captain Jimmy "Dodge" Connelly (George Clooney
This appears to be working until a reporter, Lexie (Renee Zellweger
), uncovers the truth: Carter's war hero status was a fluke rather than true heroics.
Meanwhile, Dodge's attempts to get football legitimized backfire on him when the newly formed football league starts outlawing improvised tactics and enforcing rules.
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