Playing for Keeps Movie Quotes  

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"Playing for Keeps" movie quotes tell the tale of a former soccer star who in an effort to get his life back on track, finds himself in demand as a soccer coach, dad and potential suitor for soccer moms. The romantic comedy film was directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Robbie Fox. It released on December 7, 2012, in the United States.

In "Playing for Keeps," viewers are introduced to former soccer pro George (Gerard Butler), who is now down on his luck and looking to take back control of his life. George starts by rebuilding his relationship with his son Lewis (Noah Lomax) and trying his best to win back his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel). George tries all kinds of cheap tricks to win back Stacie but that's complicated by the fact that she's engaged to another man, Matt (James Tupper).

George is soon roped into coaching his son's soccer team as his expertise in the sport eclipses that of other coaches. As George is helping the kids, he becomes the center of attention and attracts the eye of the fellow soccer dads (including Dennis Quaid) and the soccer moms (including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer), the latter bunch who try to seduce him. But when George finally gets an opportunity to get back into his professional career, he's forced to choose between the spotlight and his family.

If the rom-com of "Playing for Keeps" is not quite up your alley, there is plenty of other great films in theaters at the same time including "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," and "Looper."
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Get These Wankers
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George: "All right, folks, so it's my first game as coach. I want you to show me what you got, all right? And I want you to go out there and show those wankers what you got, all right? And I want you to be killers. When you go out, use the field. I want you to talk to each other. I want you to pass the ball to each other and remember, you can't score if you don't shoot. Ready for that?"
Kids: "Yeah!"
George: "Come around. Come in. Okay, hands up. One, two, three: Go Cyclones."
Kids: [silence]
George: "Okay see the idea is that we all do it together. Okay so on three let's try it again. One, two, three"
Kids: "Go Cyclones!"
Boy: "Let's go out there and get these wankers!"

An attempt to get the Cyclones soccer team fired up before a game is successful for George, but maybe a bit too successful when one young boy mimics George and shouts about wankers.
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Hit the Crossbar
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Carl: "Oh, come on. I got a stack of twenties here. Now, does anybody want one?"
Kids: "Me! Me!"
Carl: "Then hit the Gatorade bottle!"
Boy: "Hey, I bet you coach can do it."
Carl: "Hey, that's a great idea. Come on, George."
George: "No, that's okay."
Carl: "Come on, come on"
George: "We don't do the Gatorade bottles. We do the crossbar. It's a different thing."
Carl: "We can do the crossbar. Hit the crossbar."
Crowd: "Go! Go! Go! Go!"
Carl: "Now you're a pro. We're going to move it back, right here."
George: "All right, all right, all right. Do I get a warm-up shot?"
Carl: "There's no warm-up shots in life, George."

George is already loved by the kids for his expertise in the world of soccer but his skills are impressing others as well. The fellow dads love him for what he brings to the game and the moms love him for his game. This showing off of his skills only reinforces that.
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New Coach
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Coach Jacob: "Everybody now listen up. This is Lewis' dad, George. He's going to be your new coach. I'm going to be the assistant coach, which I'm fine with."
George: "Thanks a lot, Coach Jacob. In any event, I am Lewis' dad and I've never coached before but I have played the game since I was pretty much your age and it's a great game. So the only thing I'm going to ask you guys to do on your own, do five-ten minutes a day maybe passing the ball about with somebody, anybody you can find. I mean, you guys have all got a mother or a brother or a sister or somebody."
[Girl raises her hand]
George: "Yeah?"
Girl: "Coach, I had a sister but she died."
George: "Oh really?"
Girl: "I have a brother though. Should I play with him?"
George: "Yeah, yeah, that would be good."
Boy: "Coach, my grandpa died of smoking."
Other Girl: "Coach, my dad sleeps in the maid's room and my mom cries at night."
Coach Jacob: "Okay, okay kids, come on, let's take the field."

George knows soccer and can definitely help his son's team in that regard but little did he know that taking on the job of coach would come with other unique challenges, such as dealing with the personal lives of his players.
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The Soccer Player
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Barb: "Hey Denise"
Denise: "Hey Barb, so who's the new soccer coach?"
Barb: "I don't know."
Soccer Mom: "It's gotta be Stacie's ex, the soccer player."
Barb and Denise: "Soccer player?! Really?!"
Barb: "So what does he do now?"
Denise: "What do you need him to do?"
Barb: I, uh, that's not what I, I'm through with men."
Denise: "Oh come on." [to daughter] "Hey, sweetheart, how was it?"
Samantha: "It was good."
Denise: "It was great to see you, Barb."

Instantly George's rugged good looks are noticed by the soccer moms on the sidelines and they all want to know who this stud is.
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