‘Champions’ Trailer: Woody Harrelson Leads A Team With Disabilities In Bobby Farrelly’s Sports Comedy

One half of the Farrelly Brothers. A movie about a sports team with disabilities. This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen when you factor in their resume. But the Farrellys have gone their separate ways, and the insensitive films of the past appear to be in the rear view mirror. Following Peter’s success with Green Book and The Greatest Beer Run Ever, now it’s Bobby’s turn with sports comedy, Champions, starring Woody Harrelson.

Harrelson stars as a pro basketball coach who gets himself into trouble and has to perform community service. I don’t know where all of these judges who force the guilty to coach sports teams come from, but that’s what Harrelson’s character has to do. The team sucks, of course, and they are comprised of players with intellectual disabilities.

Joining Harrelson in the cast are Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin, and Matt Cook.

Look, all one has to do is watch the Dumb & Dumber movies to see how the Farrellys would’ve tackled this material before. This appears considerably more respectful, but then we’ll see when Champions opens on March 24th 2023.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.