Necessary Roughness (1991) - Comedy, Sport

Hohum Score

13

Watchable

Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 3 out of 37 found boring (8.1%)

One-line Reviews (15)

This has to be one of the worst movies period.

Very funny film, and even though it was the same tired old formula of misfits winning against the best team it was still entertaining to watch.

A complete waste of time and of film.

They face a devilish dean (Larry Miller, playing virtually the same role he would do in `The Nutty Professor,' five years later) and empty stands.

You will find it greatly entertaining.

Well worth watching.

Nope it was all for real, the illness isn't as bad as suspected, but the shitty clichéd corny attempt at a rousing emotional scene was indeed for real.

as a football movie,it is mildly entertaining,i guess.

This film really isn't that funny and the team just sucks, making for a painfully predictable experience.

While few really appreciate this movie for what it is, it is probably the last great film in a genre that is slowly being overtaken by raunchy teen comedies and pointless excursions into other sub-genres

Actually this is an enjoyable little film.

The cast is very nice, with Bakula, Elizondo, Loggia, Sinbad, a tiny-bit- pretentious Kozak, a lovely Kathy Ireland, a very funny Rob Schneider, and a hilarious Larry Miller whooping it up all the way.

From there on we get all the regular sports clichés and predictable fluff such as the team losing all the time, losing faith in their coach, a soppy romance, a rival team of assholes, the resurgence of the team and one man behind the scenes taking joy in the teams failure and trying to amplify it.

I went out of my way to watch this movie because I think Scott Bakula has an enjoyable screen presence.

I love the concept of this movie, and having been a college athlete myself, understand the NCAA sanctions and the rampant cheating that does go one within the sports world, which made this movie all the more enjoyable for me.