Team captain Dodge Connolly (Clooney) and newswoman Lexie Littleton (Rene Zellweger) star in the quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's pro football league in 1925. Clooney directed, produced, starred and wrote all but two scenes in the film, with co-writers Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly. When Clooney requested a writing credit from the Writers Guild of America, he lost the vote and quietly withdrew from the union over the decision.
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