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Rebound (2005)



Critic Consensus: Rebound ought to entertain its target audience, but there's nothing here for those who've seen The Bad News Bears or its countless derivatives.

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A man hoping to make his way back to the big time starts by heading back to middle school in this comedy. Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball, but he's just as famous for his hair-trigger temper as he is for molding winning teams. When an outburst of anger during a game escalates into an embarrassing public indecent, McCormick loses his job and is banned from college sports. Looking for a way to rehabilitate his image, McCormick takes a job coaching the basketball team at the middle school he used to attend, only to discover his players are a handful of misfits and losers with no skill on the court. Can McCormick mold the kids into a winning team -- and make himself into a better man along the way? Rebound also stars Wendy R. Robinson, Breckin Meyer, Horatio Sanz, Megan Mullally, and Patrick Warburton.

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Martin Lawrence
as Roy McCormick/Preacher Don
Breckin Meyer
as Tim Fink
Horatio Sanz
as Mr. Newirth
Oren Williams
as Keith Ellis
Patrick Warburton
as Larry Burgess
Megan Mullally
as Principal Walsh
Eddy Martin
as One Love
Gus Hoffman
as Goggles
Tara Correa
as Big Mac
Fred Stoller
as Late Carl
Katt Williams
as Preacher Don's Sidekick
Dennis Cockrum
as Referee Freddy
Beau Billingslea
as NCBA Board Member
Michael Gallagher
as OPU Assistant Coach
Gary Owen
as Vulture Mascot
Robert Floyd
as OPU Player Brill
Tara Mercurio
as Bethanne
Hailey Johnson
as Little Girl
Cody Linley
as Larry Burgess Jr.
Alex Vojdani
as Guitar Student
Stacey Ford-Waters
as Opposing Player No. 1
Cole Evan Weiss
as Opposing Player No. 2
Robert Rusler
as Falcon Coach
Scott L. Treger
as Falcon Assistant Coach
Ayla Kell
as Cute Girl/Cheerleader
Jason Matthew Smith
as Referee Mike
Todd Glass
as Referee Steve
Mark Griffin
as Photographer
Jane Jenkins
as Secretary Marge
Marlon Young
as Visiting Coach
Vinnie Hughes
as Walkman Kid
Jack K. Haley
as Announcer No. 1
Barry Hochberg
as Announcer No. 2
Kimora Lee Simmons
as Female Reporter No. 1
Angela Oh
as Female Reporter No. 2
Laura Kightlinger
as Car Re-Po Lady
Brian Palermo
as Alumni Association Member No. 1
Matt McCoy
as Alumni Association Member No. 2
Kyle Chambers
as American History Student
La Tya Benson
as Cheerleader
La Tyia Benson
as Cheerleader
Daytona Borders
as Cheerleader
Jewell Burnett
as Cheerleader
Monica Irusta
as Cheerleader
Stevie Larkin
as Cheerleader
Jasmine McGerr
as Cheerleader
Tevyn Page
as Cheerleader
Gabrielle Simmons
as Cheerleader
Clare Sofer
as Cheerleader
Aryelle Tomlinson
as Cheerleader
Bob Neill
as (Voice)
Juan Pope
as (Voice)
Warren Sroka
as (Voice)
Paul Tuerpé
as (Voice)
Adam Wylie
as (Voice)
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Critic Reviews for Rebound

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (37)

Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona.

July 6, 2005 | Full Review…

Don't misunderstand me. This isn't a very good picture by any stretch of the imagination. All I'm saying is that it isn't a bad one, Carr and Lawrence keeping things relatively bouncy and benignly innocuous...

July 5, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a ready cinematic babysitter for harried moms and dads who need some weekend downtime detox from the brood.

July 5, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

An underdog sports saga that skips nary a cliche on its nearly laughless journey.

July 5, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4

... a dumb, cookie-cutter sports movie that knows nothing about sports and even less about comedy.

July 5, 2005

A lazy, by-the-numbers vehicle.

July 1, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rebound


A comedy where old school ...meets middle school Good movie. Basketball with kids is always fun and funny. I like sports movies specially basketball one's. This movie story was totally predictable but it was an entertaining film at least and the end was nice. The slow ref was funny jajaja. Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when old school meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him. It's not until Roy decides to teach his young charges some new concepts--like passing, rebounding, dribbling, and scoring--that the Smelters begin to find success and Roy finds something long thought lost: his love of the game.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


When I was 11 years old I thought it was good! But I know that I used to be a stupid little kid!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Hilarious! Precious film minutes are wasted as Martin Lawrence ho-hums the gig, Pace picks up when he puts his heart into transforming his geeky team into confident winners. Despite a few humour gaps, the film manages to entertain in large part because of the believability of the painful, embarrassing moments the kids experience asking the way.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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