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The Replacements
(2000)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
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Varèse Sarabande
(September 19th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you enjoy punishing yourself and your wallet with a foolish need to maintain a complete collection of a respected composer's works.

Avoid it... if you hate dumb sports films with equally dumb sports parody soundtracks, especially when only a few of the best songs in the film make it onto the album.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #514
WRITTEN 4/8/01, REVISED 7/19/08
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The Replacements: (John Debney) This film is so insulting to both facts and integrity of the American game of football that you have to wonder if screenwriter Vince McKewin truly knew absolutely anything about it. The Replacements is a football comedy about the 1987 NFL players' strike in which Keanu Reeves plays a scab quarterback on the losing end of a career while coach Gene Hackman and team owner Jack Warden lord over the unfortunate proceedings. With so little respect for the sport, there is no kind way to avoid saying that this film sucks. To its credit, though, the producers of the film spent a enormous wealth of money to garner the rights to parade dozens of well known songs over the speakers during the film. Many of them are sports related, but more importantly, they all represent a certain defiant, in-your-face attitude that the film obviously wanted to exploit. Movie-goers who saw the film came away with this decent collection of songs fresh on their mind and immediately flocked to buy the soundtrack. What they found on the album release, however, was an absurd score by John Debney and only one or two of the songs that they really wanted. Thus, after selling well at record stores initially, the album for The Replacements became a frequent occurrence in used CD bins at the time. From a film score enthusiast's perspective, if you would have been told a few years back that John Debney would eventually score a Gene Hackman sports film, you might have had thoughts about an inspirational effort along the lines of Jerry Goldsmith's Hoosiers. Unfortunately, The Replacements is about as far from Hoosiers in quality as you can get. Squeezed in between the massive array of famous songs is actually a substantial Debney score. Unfortunately, it is so unlistenable that it borders on embarrassment. Even if the tone of the score doesn't drive you mad, the wild inconsistencies in style from cue to cue will. Debney foreshadowed this kind of score with his more interesting and readily enjoyable work for the IMAX film about Michael Jordan just a few months prior. Many of the genre-bending, pulsating, electronic techniques carry over, but in The Replacements, Debney takes them to almost parody levels.



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Average: 2.3 Stars
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what is in the works of making Part II ?
Gerry Adams - May 6, 2006, at 8:07 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 60:03
• 1. The Replacements Remix (5:48)
• 2. I Don't Want to be Your Girlfriend - performed by Kelli Owens (3:29)
• 3. Second Chance - performed by Bret Domrose (4:10)
• 4. Bust a Move - performed by Young MC (4:25)
• 5. I Will Survive - performed by Gloria Gaynor (7:54)
• 6. The Dallas Game (2:00)
• 7. Falco (2:50)
• 8. Strikebreakers - co-composed and performed by Font 48 (6:12)
• 9. Wild Yam/The Look in Your Eyes - co-composed and performed by Font 48 (4:19)
• 10. R.O.W.D.I.E./Sample Play - co-composed and performed by Font 48 (1:38)
• 11. Chicks Dig Scars (2:11)
• 12. Training Camp - co-composed and performed by Font 48 (1:35)
• 13. Football: Replacements Style (3:50)
• 14. Rock and Roll Part II - performed by Gary Glitter (3:00)
• 15. Falco Changes the Play (2:30)
• 16. Martel Crossed (4:02)

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