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One on One (1977)

Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport... See full summary »

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Cast

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Henry Steele
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Janet Hays
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Coach Moreland Smith
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B.J. Rudolph
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The Hitchhiker
James G. Richardson ...
Malcolm
Hector Morales ...
Gonzales
Cory Faucher ...
Tom
Doug Sullivan ...
Young Henry Steele
Richard Jury ...
Father Steele (as Rich Jury)
Liz Jury ...
Mother Steele
Richard Jamison ...
High School Coach
George Walls ...
Wheeler
Harlan Knudson ...
Simon Bell
Lamont Johnson ...
Barry Brunz
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Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the team, Henry is overwhelmed by the demands on his time, the "big business" aspect of college sports, and the fact that he never fully learned to read. Things look bleak for Henry when Janet Hays, a pretty graduate student, is assigned as Henry's tutor. Her intellect and strength lift Henry out of his doldrums just in time to battle the coach, who attempts to rescind Henry's scholarship. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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There comes a time when love stops being a ball and starts being a woman. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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17 February 1978 (Finland)  »

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Catch a Falling Star  »

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Trivia

The campus scenes were filmed at Colorado State University, mostly at Moby Arena and in the Charles A. Lory Student Center. Many of the CSU basketball players and even assistant coaches were extras in the film. See more »

Goofs

Henry's hair length fluctuates between shots. See more »

Quotes

Henry Steele: All the way up with a red hot poker. I can play anywhere I want.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Tori Amos (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hustle
Performed by Seals & Crofts
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Paul Williams
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A Much Enjoyed Film
21 January 2001 | by (Torquay, England) – See all my reviews

I watched this when I was at Uni. I was going through a negative patch and found that this film gave me a great lift. It taught me that it is much more fun doing things together than on your own. It also taught me that you can succeed if you really have the desire.

The music was great and was added to my collection of soundtracks. It also turned me on to the talents of the leading lady.

A good feeling film.


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