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Necessary Roughness Don't avoid this sports comedy because its title and ad campaign make it look like a loutish, rough-and-tumble jamboree, an obnoxious exercise in...Necessary RoughnessSports, ComedyPT108MPG-13 Don't avoid this sports comedy because its title and ad campaign make it look like a loutish, rough-and-tumble jamboree, an obnoxious exercise in...1991-10-11Jason BatemanRob SchneiderSinbadJason Bateman, Rob Schneider, SinbadParamount Home Video
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Necessary Roughness

Genre: Sports, Comedy; Starring: Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo, Jason Bateman, Rob Schneider, Sinbad; Director: Stan Dragoti; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Paramount Home Video

Don’t avoid this sports comedy because its title and ad campaign make it look like a loutish, rough-and-tumble jamboree, an obnoxious exercise in Football As Attitude. Avoid it because it’s the sort of soporific cliché-fest in which every player — from the straitlaced quarterback to the Zen crazy who ”blocks” by administering martial-arts kicks — gets exactly one measly trait, and the suspense about who’s going to win the big game registers at absolute zero. D

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