"Leatherheads"

(L to R) Team captain Dodge Connolly (GEORGE CLOONEY), war hero Carter Rutherford (JOHN KRASINSKI) and newswoman Lexie Littleton (RENÉE ZELLWEGER) in a quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's pro-football league in 1925--"Leatherheads". Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Release Date: April 4, 2008

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cast: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski

Directed by: George Clooney

Writers: George Clooney, Duncan Brantley, Rick Reilly

Producers: Grant Heslov, Casey Silver

Executive Producer: Barbara Hall

Movie Synopsis

Team captain Dodge Connolly (GEORGE CLOONEY) and newswoman Lexie Littleton (RENÉE ZELLWEGER) in a quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's pro-football league in 1925--"Leatherheads". Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon
Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Oscar® winners George Clooney and Renée Zellweger match wits in Leatherheads, a quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925.

Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention.

Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton (Zellweger) aims to prove that's the case.

A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her fickle affections.

As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter...

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