Rebound


Rebound Information

Rebound is a 2005 comedy film directed by Steve Carr and starring Martin Lawrence as a banished college basketball coach who returns to his old middle school team to coach.

This was also Tara Correa's final film role. She was murdered in a gang shooting on October 25, 2005. The film was a critical and box office failure.

Plot

Coach Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) was once college basketball's top mastermind. His attention began to turn on what endorsement contracts he could secure instead of actually coaching his team. Roy lets his temper get the best of him in most situations, and after accidentally killing an opposing teams mascot during a game, he's banned (again) from coaching college level basketball until he can show that he can control his anger. Roy impatiently waits for a coaching position, yet nobody calls. Eventually, he receives only one offer: Mount Vernon Junior High School, coach Roy's Alma Mater. His former school's basketball team, the Smelters, is looking for somebody to coach the team. Although irritated, Roy reluctantly accepts the offer after being demoted from his college coaching position, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. As Roy begins coaching the squad, he gets into an embarrassing situation that he's never been in before and decides, enough is enough. He eventually starts teaching the concepts of basketball to his new team. With teaching and learning being done between both Roy and the kids, the Smelters eventually start having success. Unexpectedly, this leads Roy to find what he's been missing this whole time...not a big coaching gig, not high-dollar endorsement deals, and not even his name in lights...but his simple love of the game.

Cast

  • Martin Lawrence as Roy McCormick/Preacher Don
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson as Jeanie Ellis
  • Breckin Meyer as Tim Fink
  • Horatio Sanz as Mr. Newirth
  • Katt Micah Williams as Preacher Don's sidekick
  • Oren Williams as Keith Ellis
  • Patrick Warburton as Larry Burgess
  • Megan Mullally as Principal Mary Walsh
  • Eddy Martin as One Love
  • Steven C. Parker as Wes
  • Steven Anthony Lawrence as Ralph
  • Logan McElroy as Fuzzy
  • Gus Hoffman as Goggles
  • Tara Correa as Big Mac
  • Alia Shawkat as Amy
  • Amy Bruckner as Annie
  • Beau Billingslea as NCBA board member
  • Cody Linley as Larry Burgess, Jr.
  • Fred Stoller as Late Carl
  • Robert Rusler as Falcon coach
  • Tom Arnold (uncredited) as Himself
  • Marshall Bell (uncredited) as NCBA vice-president

Release

Critical reception

Rebound received generally negative reviews; the film currently holds a 13% 'Rotten' rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus "Rebound ought to entertain its target audience, but there's nothing here for those who've seen The Bad News Bears or its countless derivatives." Critics have claimed it to be one of the worst movies of all time.

Box office

The film opened on July 1, 2005 and grossed $5,033,848 in its opening weekend, hitting #7; by the end of its run, the film had grossed $16,809,014 domestically and $683,000 internationally for a worldwide total of $17,492,014. Compared to its budget of $33.1 million, Rebound was a flop.




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