Necessary RoughnessDue to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must start the season with a host of new coaches and players, a struggling college football team is forced to turn to a rag-tag group of misfits.
Actors of "Necessary Roughness"
Characters of "Necessary Roughness"
Directors of "Necessary Roughness"Stan DragotiBirthdate: 4 October 1932, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Necessary Roughness"Rick NatkinDavid Fuller
Critic Reviews of "Necessary Roughness"Seattle TimesJanuary 24, 2014
For every sharp one-liner about a pampered college football team that's "so corrupt it could use its yearbook photos as mug shots," there's a brain-numbing plot development that's straight out of a desperate sitcom.Los Angeles TimesJanuary 24, 2014
The film itself is a genial, slight, entirely predictable football comedy, but it serves Bakula well.Orlando SentinelJanuary 24, 2014
As they say in football, pass.Philadelphia InquirerJanuary 24, 2014
The shameless commercialism and hypocrisy of big-time college football is a target as inviting as a receiver wide open in the end zone. But the muddled huddle that is Necessary Roughness is one long fumble strewn with offensive lines.Chicago TribuneJanuary 24, 2014
An amiable comedy.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
This gridiron comedy piles up cliches the way Notre Dame racks up yardage, with an option-variety screenplay that promiscuously pitches the story in multiple directions.Common Sense MediaMay 19, 2015
Awful '90s football story with hard hits, profanity, clichesPhiladelphia Daily NewsJanuary 24, 2014
Necessary Roughness has the right kind of rambunctious spirit for this kind of picture -- even if it's not quite as inventive as similar movies like the recent baseball send-up, Major League.Radio TimesJanuary 24, 2014
An American football comedy which replays all the situations and clichés from the baseball saga Major League, but with a minor-league cast and clumsy direction from Stan Dragoti.South Florida Sun-SentinelJanuary 24, 2014
Too bad the lowbrow laughs were shortchanged by a tired script about misfits and loners banding together to gain a little self-respect.Empire MagazineJanuary 24, 2014
In the end, and from the viewpoint of a country where polytechnics can barely afford books, it's hard not to identify with the dean who resents all the time and energy wasted on football in his supposed institute of learning.People MagazineJanuary 24, 2014
Suffice it to say that Necessary Roughness is not particularly rough and is certainly not necessary.
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