Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone featuring an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J. the film also includes many former NFLers such as Lawrence Taylor, Dick Butkus, Y.A. Tittle, Pat Toomay, Warren Moon, Johnny Unitas, Ricky Watters, Barry Switzer, Emmitt Smith and Terrell Owens.
The film deals with the fictional Miami Sharks, a once-great team now in turmoil and struggling to make the playoffs. It examines many different aspects of American football, including the players, staff, front office, politicians, and press, and the pressures that they face. After they’re starting qb gets injured in a game the Miami Sharks turn to they’re third string quarterback Willie Beamen who quickly because a super sensation in Miami. The movie brings us to off field parties and brings us through a football team’s life.
The story contains many sub plots with in the movie showing the characters off field struggles with life.
➢ Christina pagniacci’s(Cameron Diaz) struggle as a female team owner in a world dominated by males. And her struggle for power. She also begins political maneuvers that cause confrontation with the AFFA Commissioner and the Mayor of Miami. Christina Pagniacci is also based on current Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
➢ Cap Rooney (Dennis Quaid) the former starting QB’s struggle to return to Miami Sharks and his struggle off the field with his gold digging wife. he character appears to be a composite of contemporary late career QBs Dan Marino (whose house is seen as Rooney's in the film) and John Elway (Rooney's mid-air spin while scoring is nearly identical to Elway's famous dive for a first down during the third quarter of Super Bowl XXXII.)
➢ 'Steamin' Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx). His rise to fame after being the third string QB and how he deals with new found fame. By changing plays and being extremely cocky. Leaves his girlfriend to party and sleep...