Necessary Roughness

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1991
  • Running time: 108 min
Necessary Roughness is a 1991 American sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti, his final film. The film stars Scott Bakula, Héctor Elizondo, Robert Loggia, and Harley Jane Kozak. Co-stars include Larry Miller, Sinbad, Jason Bateman, Kathy Ireland,... read more
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Necessary Roughness is a 1991 American sports comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti, his final film. The film stars Scott Bakula, Héctor Elizondo, Robert Loggia, and Harley Jane Kozak. Co-stars include Larry Miller, Sinbad, Jason Bateman, Kathy Ireland, Rob Schneider, and Fred Dalton Thompson. The film touches on an up-and-coming season at the fictional higher learning institution of Texas State University and its football team nicknamed the Fightin' Armadillos. (At the time the film was made, there was no Texas State University, but in 2003, Southwest Texas State University changed its name to Texas State University, nicknamed the Bobcats, which coincidentally was the "season opener" opponent of the fictional Texas State Armadillos). Texas State's predicament—they are forced to start the season with a host of new coaches and players after the previous staff and players were removed after a scandal—is based on the "death penalty" handed out to the Southern Methodist University football team by the NCAA in 1987 for team violations very similar to the ones that the fictional Texas State is accused of.

Original Release

09/27/1991

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Cast

Harley Jane Kozak Dr. Suzanne Carter
Hector Elizondo Coach Ed Gennero
Kathy Ireland Lucy Draper
Robert Loggia Coach Wally Rig
Scott Bakula Paul Blake
Sinbad Andre Krimm
Larry Miller Dean Phillip Elias
Rob Schneider Chuck Neiderman
Jason Bateman Jarvis Edison
Jerry Rice Convict Football Player
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stan Dragoti

Writers

Rick Natkin, David Fuller

Cast

Harley Jane Kozak Dr. Suzanne Carter
Hector Elizondo Coach Ed Gennero
Kathy Ireland Lucy Draper
Robert Loggia Coach Wally Rig
Scott Bakula Paul Blake
Sinbad Andre Krimm
Larry Miller Dean Phillip Elias
Rob Schneider Chuck Neiderman
Jason Bateman Jarvis Edison
Jerry Rice Convict Football Player
Fred Thompson
Andrew Bryniarski Wyatt Beaudry
Fred Dalton Thompson Carver Purcell
Duane Davis Featherstone
Michael Dolan Eric 'Samorai' Hansen
Marcus Giamatti Sargie 'Fumblina' Wilkinson
Andrew Lauer Charlie Banks
Louis Mandylor McKenzie
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo Manumana (as Peter Tuiasosopo)
Drew Kahn Papke

Producers

Hawk Koch Executive Producer
Mace Neufeld Producer
Robert Rehme Producer
Lis Kern Producer

Editors

Steve Mirkovich, John Wright

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