Celtic Pride

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Celtic Pride (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Celtic Pride” is a sports comedy film released in 1996, directed by Tom DeCerchio. The movie stars Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, and Damon Wayans in the lead roles.

The story follows Mike O’Hara (played by Daniel Stern) and Jimmy Flaherty (played by Dan Aykroyd), two passionate and devoted Boston Celtics basketball fans. They are friends and neighbors who live and breathe basketball, and their lives revolve around supporting their favorite team.

When the Celtics reach the NBA Finals, Mike and Jimmy are ecstatic and hopeful that their team will finally win the championship. However, they become disheartened when they witness Lewis Scott (played by Damon Wayans), the star player of the opposing team, the Utah Jazz, dominating the court and outperforming the Celtics.

Desperate to help their team, Mike and Jimmy hatch a crazy plan to kidnap Lewis Scott before the crucial Game 7 of the Finals. They hope that without their star player, the Jazz will be weakened, giving the Celtics a better chance at winning.

The kidnapping plot takes an unexpected turn when Mike and Jimmy find themselves dealing with an unwilling hostage who turns out to be more than they bargained for. As the tension and hilarity escalate, the two fans are faced with the challenge of keeping their secret while dealing with the consequences of their actions.

“Celtic Pride” is a humorous take on the fanaticism and passion of sports fans. It explores the lengths to which some fans will go to support their favorite team and the unexpected situations that can arise from extreme devotion.

The film received mixed reviews from critics and was not a major commercial success. However, it has gained a small cult following over the years, particularly among basketball and sports enthusiasts who appreciate its comedic portrayal of sports fandom.

“Celtic Pride” is a light-hearted and entertaining comedy that delivers laughs and sports-themed fun. It is a playful celebration of the camaraderie and spirit of sports fandom, reminding audiences of the joy and excitement that sports can bring to people’s lives.

Additional Details


  • Daniel Stern: Mike O’Hara
  • Dan Aykroyd: Jimmy Flaherty
  • Damon Wayans: Lewis Scott
  • Gail O’Grady: Carol O’Hara
  • Christopher McDonald: Coach Kimball
  • Paul Guilfoyle: Kevin O’Grady
  • Adam Hendershott: Tommy O’Hara
  • Scott Lawrence: Ted Hennison
  • Deion Sanders: himself
  • Bill Walton: himself
  • Darrell Hammond: Chris McCarthy
  • Larry Bird: himself
  • Marv Albert: himself


  • Director: Tom DeCerchio
  • Producers: Roger Birnbaum and Judd Apatow
  • Screenplay: Judd Apatow

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