Heartwarming / The Replacements

  • While calling a play during their final game, Shane turns to Danny Bateman, who has reliably carried the ball every time he's been handed it. Bateman refuses, insisting that Shane give the ball to Wilkinson, a man for whom Bateman has shown nothing but contempt because he's a convicted felon. Knowing that Wilkinson's work release with the team is going to end the moment the strike is over, Bateman willingly offers Wilkinson a last chance at glory.
    Falco: "Okay, Danny..."
    Bateman: (interrupting) "Better give it to Wilkinson." (everyone in the huddle stares at him in shock; he shrugs) "He's going to jail."
    (Wilkinson lifts his helmet in disbelief)
    Bateman: I'll clear the way.
    Wilkinson: ...right behind you! (Fist bump)