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Blood Sport (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sport  -  5 December 1973 (USA)
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A high school athlete is torn between his father, who wants him to get a football scholarship, and his coach, who wants a winning season.

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Dwayne Birdsong
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David Lee Birdsong
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Coach Marshall
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Dennis Birdsong
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Mr. Schmidt
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Michael Braun
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Blanche Birdsong
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A high school athlete is torn between his father, who wants him to get a football scholarship, and his coach, who wants a winning season.

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Excellent Character Study
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Given the time this was made, the limitations of Television in the areas of profanity and violence, this made for TV film is outstanding.

Excellent performances by Busey, Hagman and Johnson are highlights and the story itself is terrific as well.

I was 13 when it came out, but had already been exposed to coaches not dissimilar to the one portrayed by Hagman.

As the father, Ben Johnson gives a true-to-life performance of a "little league" father, living through his son, instead of for him.

Finally, Busey does a great job portraying a star HS QB. He has always been an inconsistent actor, but when he is "on" there are few that can beat him.

I have been looking for a copy of this film for YEARS!!! If anyone had a lead or anyone or anywhere I might contact, please let me know. Thanks!


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