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Draft Day Movie Quotes

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List of "Draft Day" movie quotes. "Draft Day" takes sports fans through the NFL Draft process from the eyes of the Cleveland Browns in this comedy-drama feature film. Ivan Reitman directed the football film using a screenplay by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. "Draft Day" opened in theaters on April 11, 2014, just days before the 2014 NFL Draft.

In "Draft Day," Sonny Weaver, Jr. (Kevin Costner) is the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns, a team who, like in real life, has been on the losing side of the National Football League for quite some time. With the NFL Draft soon approaching, Sonny has been tasked by team owner Harvey Molina (Frank Langella) with making a big splash this year or he is fired. Sonny takes that task and runs with it, stopping at all costs to make big moves including acquiring the first overall draft pick.

En route to that top draft pick, Sonny butts heads with more than a few people, including Browns Head Coach Vince Penn (Denis Leary), who does not quite agree with Sonny's choices. While he does have the support of Ali (Jennifer Garner), Sonny turns heads, and not in a good way, with his risky decisions to create his dream roster. It's a tall task, but Sonny stops at nothing to make this draft day one that could turn the entire Cleveland Browns franchise around once and for all.

"Draft Day" will surely draw football fans but it has to compete with other films in theaters such as "Under the Skin," "Dom Hemingway," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Sabotage," "Noah," "Blood Ties," the "Veronica Mars" movie, "Need for Speed," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," "300: Rise of an Empire," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Cheap Thrills," "Monuments Men," "Winter's Tale," "RoboCop (2014), "About Last Night," "Vampire Academy," "The Lego Movie," "Gimme Shelter," "I, Frankenstein," "Ride Along," and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit."
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    You're Outta Your Mind

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    Tom Michaels: "You're outta your mind."
    Sonny Weaver, Jr.: "Yeah, I am. Haven't I proved that already?"

    Sonny was asked to make a splash at the draft and he's doing just that. Then again, making a splash and being accused of going absolutely crazy are not that different.
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    You're Going to Like This

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    Vince Penn: "I quit, Sonny."
    Sonny Weaver, Jr.: "Don't quit. See what I do from here. You're going to like this."

    Head coach Vince Penn has had enough with Sonny's bold roster moves and announces that he quits. Sonny urges him to reconsider, suggesting that very soon the results of his grand plan will be crystal clear.
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    Your Job Is to Coach a Team I Give You

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    Sonny Weaver, Jr.: "Your job is to coach a team I give you. They do it different in Dallas?"
    Vince Penn: "Yeah, they do. They win… a lot!"

    Sonny and head coach Vince Penn butt heads regarding which players they'd like to have on the team. While Sonny has a plan, Vince has a history of success and wants to continue that in Cleveland.
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    Every Year Someone Comes Out of This Looking Like a Donkey

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    Sonny Weaver, Jr.: "Hey, Tom"
    Tom Michaels: "Hey, Sonny"
    Jeff Carson: "Sonny!"
    Sonny Weaver, Jr.: "Every year someone comes out of this looking like a donkey. Can you hear me?"
    Jeff Carson: "Yeah"
    Sonny Weaver, Jr.: "Good, because tomorrow I've got a feeling that could be you if you don't make this deal."

    Sonny tries his best to coerce Jeff Carson into making a deal. Sonny makes it seem like this deal will help Jeff but he'd never consider the move if his own team didn't benefit even more.
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