The Replacements was a sports comedy movie directed by Howard Deutch and starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. It is a fictionalized account of the 1987 NFL strike and the Washington Redskins' replacement players. The film was filmed in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Filming took place for a number of months in 1999. Many scenes were filmed in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, as well as FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
The cast of The Replacements was made up of various famous actors including Keanu Reeves, Brooke Langton, Jon Favreau, Rhys Ifans and Gene Hackman. The film was released in 2000.
When the production began, it was primarily based in Washington, but after some time it became clear that the city did not have the right kind of locations for filming. The team then started scouting other areas for shooting.
It was during this time that they were able to find some ideal shooting sites for The Replacements. After scouting the states of Maryland and Virginia, the filming unit commenced with the principal photography towards the end of August.
The crew had to endure some difficult conditions while filming in the cities of Baltimore and Washington. Often, the weather was hot and humid during the shoots.
In addition to these tough weather conditions, it was also a challenge for the director and the crew to find suitable filming locations for The Replacements. After some time, they found several locations for the filming of The Replacements and the production unit was able to complete all the films within two and a half months.