Michael Sauter
October 18, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Celtic Pride

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Judd Apatow, Dan Aykroyd, Daniel Stern, Damon Wayans, Gail O'Grady
director
Tom DeCerchio
genre
Comedy

We gave it an B-

This coarsely effective comedy is a rude reminder that the fan in sports fan is short for fanatic. Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd play rabid Boston Celtics rooters who kidnap an opposing team’s superstar (Damon Wayans), only to find themselves stuck with a prima donna from hell — a self-adoring trash talker who takes great pleasure in pointing out that these losers have no lives. Hoops fans, at least those who do have lives, will get some laughs from this spoof of their favorite sport’s lunatic fringe. But they’ll still be glad they didn’t skip any play-off games to catch it in theaters last spring. Celtic Pride‘s winning points are best appreciated from the cheap seats: your couch. B-

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