Necessary Roughness
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1991
Director: Stan Dragoti
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097363-259749
Running time: 1:48 (108 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: January 30, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1004)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
THE TEXAS STATE ARMADILLOS are fourth down and nowhere-to-go after a corruption scandal nearly ends the football program. Now upstanding coach Ed Gennero (Hector Elizondo) must put together a brand-new team.

For the position of quarterback Gennero recruits Paul Blake (Scott Bakula, Quantum Leap), a 34-year-old former high school star whose field of dreams turned out to be the family farm. Blake still has the arm, but can he score with a team that includes a samurai lineman, a butterfingered receiver, and a Samoan strongman with eyes for the placekicker (Kathy Ireland)?

A winning comedy that's loaded with "stand-up-and-cheer action!" (Bill Rocz, KPHO-TV, Phoenix)
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Genres
Comedy
Sports
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Paramount Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Stan Dragoti....Director
Writing
Rick Natkin....Writer
David Fuller....Writer
Production
Howard W. Koch, Jr.....Executive Producer
Mace Neufeld....Producer
Robert Rehme....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Stein....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Wright....Film Editor
Steve Mirkovich....Film Editor
Music
Bill Conti....Composer
Sound
Thomas Nelson....Production Sound Mixer
J. Paul Huntsman....Supervising Sound Editor
John Haeny....Sound Editor
Joe Earle....Sound Editor
Paul Massey....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Glass....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Perry....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Dan Moore....Costume Designer
Paul Peters....Production Designer
Coree Lear....Make-up Artist
Janet Lucas Lawler....Costume Designer
Jack Dale Bennett....Visual Effects
Jack "Deuce" Bennett....Visual Effects
Cast
Scott Bakula....Paul Blake
Hector Elizondo....Coach Gennero
Robert Loggia....Coach Rig
Harley Jane Kozak....Suzanne Carter
Larry Miller....Dean Elias
Sinbad....Andre Krimm
Fred Dalton Thompson....Carver Purcell
Rob Schneider....Chuck Neiderman
Jason Bateman....Jarvis Edison
Andrew Bryniarski....Wyatt Beaudry
Duane Davis....Featherstone
Michael Dolan....Eric "Samurai" Hansen
Marcus Giamatti....Sargie
Kathy Ireland....Lucy Draper
Andrew Lauer....Charlie Banks
Louis Mandylor....McKenzie
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo....Manumana
Drew Kahn....Popke
Spencer Snow....Olaf Knudson
Scott Snow....Ingmar Knudson
Chris Berman....Chris Berman
Convict Football Players
Dick Butkus
Earl Campbell
Roger Craig
Ben Davidson
Tony Dorsett
Evander Holyfield
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Jim Kelly
Jerry Rice
Herschel Walker
Randy White
Tom Whitenight....Flat-top
Raul Flores....Jayhawk Linebacker
Sidney Karlos Bradford....Sidney "Doberman" Harris
Coquina Dunn....Bessie
Debra Carroll....Dawne
Garrett Schenck....Grant Edison
Rodger Boyce....Sheriff Woods
Geoff Garza....Manuel
Agustin Solis....Ranch Hand
Dennis Parker....Prison Guard
Randy Tallman....Doctor Sayre
Desi Doyen....Nurse
Darryl Cox....Referee
Kimberly Figge....Aerobics Instructor
Ken Locker....Athletic Trainer
H. Bud Otto....ESPN Production Manager
Tommy Baker....Football Dropout
Dave Tanner....Pianist
Spencer Prokop....Waiter
Scott Thompson....Space Cadet #1
Michael Petty....Space Cadet #2
Allan Graf....Billy Bob's Bartender
Boosters
Lee Gideon
James Edward Savage
Bobby Griffin
Phil M. Sewell
Football Players
Donald R. Collins II
Scott Davis
John L. McGill
Dan D. Brook
David Black....Press Photographer (uncredited)
Steven Derek....Football Fan (uncredited)
Angela Gair....Student with Umbrella (uncredited)
Mark Hanson....Alumni Booster (uncredited)
Chuck Kelley....Alumnus (uncredited)
Dan Murphy....Football Fan (uncredited)
Michael Perry....Football Player (uncredited)
Vernon Reeves....Cowboy (uncredited)
Lisa Tennyson....Press Photographer (uncredited)
John Venable....Football Player (uncredited)