Cinema: Any Given Sunday

STARRING: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone OPENS: Dec. 22

Basically, it's your mean, very mean, standard sports story: an aging coach (Pacino) who is on a losing streak; a great veteran quarterback (Quaid) whose winning spirit has gone south; a cocky kid (Foxx) who needs some life lessons before he can step into the starter's shoes. The up-to-date spin on this tale is provided by the tough and scheming owner (Diaz), who has inherited the team, the Miami Sharks, from her more benign father and wreaks a certain amount of nontraditional havoc before she gets...

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