Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday is a film about the world of professional football in which dreams either come true or get shattered, careers are made or lives ruined based on the outcome of a game. It is the modern gladiatorial event and an American institution.

  • Starring: Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, and Dennis Quaid
  • Director(s): Oliver Stone
  • Producer(s): Ixlan/The Donners' Company
  • Screenwriter(s): Daniel Pyne, John Logan
  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Animal Coordinator: Dennis Deveaugh
  • Release Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1999
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

There is a scene in the locker room where one of the players is holding a dog. Later, another of the players is seen at home and his dogs bark in the background. There is also a quick shot of the outdoor kennels and the dogs barking.

One scene proves that it isn't wise to anger a fearless football player. During some verbal sparring while showering after a game, a team member gets angry and stalks out to the locker room. He returns carrying a small alligator and puts it in the shower with his teammates who seem a bit surprised as they scatter from the snapping jaws. Needless to say, the naked actors were pleased that the gator was supplied by a professional trainer and was merely a baby.

During one of the games the halftime show features a horse and rider in medieval costume prancing onto the field. The stunning white horse rears up as the music swells.