Sunday Premiere Movie: Semi Pro
Sunday November 7th at 9.30pm
Cast: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner and Rob Corddry
Director: Kent Alterman
In the early 1970s, there were two basketball leagues in America - while the NBA ruled the sport, the ABA was defined by its outlaw flair and sensational showmanship. In the comedy Semi-Pro, Will Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, the one-hit singing sensation behind "Love Me Sexy," who relishes his role as owner, coach and power forward for the fictional Flint, Michigan Tropics of the ABA.
But when the NBA announces a plan to merge with the ABA and only take with them the four teams with the best records, disbanding the rest of the ABA squads forever, Moon, assisted by former NBA benchwarmer Monix (Woody Harrelson) and flamboyant Clarence "Downtown" Withers (André Benjamin), decides to rally his motley team for an unlikely eleventh-hour pursuit of acceptance and glory.