Any Given Sunday

Play or be played
Play or be played
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (15)
D: Oliver Stone
Warner Bros./Ixtlan (Lauren Shuler-Donner, Clayton Townsend & Dan Halstead)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
162 mins
 
Sports/Drama
 
W: John Logan, Oliver Stone & Daniel Pyne         
DP: Salvatore Torino
Ed: Tom Norberg, Keith Salmon, Stuart Waks & Stuart Levy
Mus: Robbie Robertson, Paul Kelly & Richard Horowitz
 
Al Pacino (Tony D'Amato), Cameron Diaz (Christina Pagniacci), Dennis Quaid (Jack 'Cap' Rooney), James Woods (Dr. Harvey Mandrake), Jamie Foxx (Willie Beaman), LL Cool J (Julian Washington), Matthew Modine (Dr. Ollie Powers), Charlton Heston (AFFA Commissioner)
 
An unusual choice for director Oliver Stone, whose output usually have political asides or are deemed controversial.
This is purely a drama about the goings-on at an American Football team, with a veteran coach and owner at loggerheads over the running of the team, whilst the players have dramas of their own in their lives.
It's quite entertaining when Al Pacino is shouting at all and sundry but it doesn't quite justify it's length, especially when you have little to no interest in NFL.
5/10

Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday
Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday
Did You Know:
Al Pacino's final rallying speech for the team before the playoff game is based on a rallying speech real life NFL Coach, Marty Schottenheimer gave the Cleveland Browns during the 1989 AFC Championship game.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

ALMA (Outstanding Actress); Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (Favourite Actress - Drama)