3 Funny Sports Movie.Dirtfish | 26/06/2009 | See all Dirtfish's reviews (475)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 10 Books Reviewer Top 100 Toys Reviewer Necessary Roughness (1991) is a sports movie starring Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo, Harley Jane Kozak, Sinbad, Rob Schneider and Robert Loggia.Paul Blake (Bakula) is a 30-something former American Football player who missed the chance to play college football. He is persuaded to join a team of misfits and oddballs by tough-but-fair coach Ed Gennero (Elizondo).Bakula is great in the lead role and Harley Jane Kozak shines as his leading lady. Former pro-football player Sinbad is very funny and Robert Loggia is superb as tough-as-nails coach Wally Rig.Director Stan Dragoti (Mr Mom) does a great job of balancing the comedy with the exciting sports footage. Necessary Roughness is a very funny sports drama. Its alot of fun even if your not a fan of American football.