A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release, but he is also concerned about the inmates' lack of self-esteem. Written by
Matt Heffernan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First Down...And Ten Years To Go
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Producer Albert S. Ruddy
says that his inspiration for the film came from a friend of his who was a promising football player. After a career-ending injury, his life took a downward spiral. He was working a minimum-wage job at a sandwich shop and was being mistreated by his snobbish girlfriend. Ruddy took the scenario from there. See more
When Crewe is talking to the team for the first time, they are sitting on the bleachers and from a rear shot, several of them are wearing their helmets.
However, a second later a shot from the front shows nobody wearing helmets. See more
How long do we have to keep watching this crap?... Only a moron can sit and watch two football games, one after the other.
Referenced in Wall Street
Sung by Jack Barlow
Recording Surpervised by Jim Foglesong See more