Set during professional football's formation in the 1920s, an aging football player coaxes a college star to drop out and try his luck in a new league.
U.S. Release DateLeatherheads release date was Friday, April 4, 2008.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for brief strong language
Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger match wits in "Leatherheads", a rapid-fire romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's pro-football league in 1925. Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a swaggering, aging football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention.
Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), America's prodigal son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. But if Dodge thinks this new champ is too good to be true, then Lexie Littleton (Zellweger) can prove that's the case.
A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who sniffs holes in Carter's war story. While she digs, however, the two teammates become off-field rivals for her affections. As the love triangle grows, Dodge fights to get the girl while he tries to keep his guys together. And if Connolly is certain of one thing...it's that you always keep one final play from the defense.