Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama movie directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley, Marty Wright, and legendary NFL players Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor.
The film also featured many American football players including Dick Butkus, Y.A. Tittle, Pat Toomay, Warren Moon, Johnny Unitas, Ricky Watters, Emmitt Smith and Terrell Owens as well as coach Barry Switzer.
The Miami Sharks, a once-great American football team, are now in turmoil and struggling to make the AFFA (Associated Football Franchises of America) playoffs in the (then-future) year of 2001; the film was released in 1999. (The AFFA apparently exists alongside the real NFL in the film's universe, as the Miami Dolphins are mentioned.) They are coached by thirty-year veteran Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino).
During the first game shown, which is the thirteenth game of the season, both the starting quarterback Jack "Cap" Rooney