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The fanfare over football may be fizzling, but a 1925 star player named Dodge Connolly (George Clooney) isn't about to let the flame go out. To rekindle interest in the sport he recruits Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), a WWI hero. But when a curious and beautiful journalist (Renee Zellweger) starts asking searing questions about Rutherford's past, Connolly is forced to run interference -and then the real game begins.
Why Is Leatherheads Rated PG-13?
Leatherheads is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
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Set in the 1920s, this story has frequent depictions of cigarette, cigar and chewing tobacco use, as well as a child smoking. Liquor is the liquid of choice and numerous figures (including the three main characters) all drink until drunk. One character has his clothes catch fire while under the influence of alcohol. Several people imbibe on the job. Before a raid on an illegal watering hole, a child is shown in a bar with a beer in hand. During drunken brawls, men are hit, bit, and smashed over the head with bottles. Fistfights and rough football play take place outside of the bar. A single gunshot is fired during a police raid. The script also contains terms of Deity, vulgarities, sexual innuendo and some crass comments.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Leatherheads kicks off on DVD with an audio commentary by actor/director George Clooney and producer Grant Heslov, deleted scenes and the featurettes: George Clooney: A Leatherheaded Prankster, Visual Effects Sequence, No Pads, No Fear: Creating the Rowdy Football Scenes and Footballs’ Beginning: The Making of Leatherheads. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English (SDH), French and Spanish.