NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (Theatrical Release USA 1991)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Necessary Roughness—good sports story—can easily be missed and should not be. It works for its money and quickly becomes a treat for sport and non-sport audiences alike because it touches the human heart and intersperses its story with a fair amount of comedy. Scott Bakula plays an outstanding main character and is backed with Sinbad, Robert Loggia, Fred Thompson, Rob Schneider, Jason Bateman, Larry Miller, and Hector Elizondo. The movie relies on the typical sports theme of taking a losing team and making it into a winning team. But this story accomplishes that with a few twists and turns that are welcome. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A man gets a second chance to play professional football.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stan Dragoti for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Hawk Koch for making the film possible.  Additional characters/cast include: Paul Blake (Scott Bakula), Coach Ed Gennero (Hector Elizondo), Coach Wally Rig (Robert Loggia), Dr. Suzanne Carter (Harley Jane Kozak), Dean Phillip Elias (Larry Miller), Andre Krimm (Sinbad), Chuck Neiderman (Rob Schneider), Jarvis Edison (Jason Bateman), Wyatt Beaudry (Andrew Bryniarski), Featherstone (Duane Davis), Eric Hansen (Michael Dolan), Sargie Wilkinson (Marcus Giamatti), and Lucy Draper (Kathy Ireland).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie serves an adult audience due to some nudity; but earns its dollars for a ticket. 

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