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Coach (1978)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  17 March 1978 (USA)
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An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her... See full summary »

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Randy Rawlings
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Jack Ripley
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Fenton 'F.R.' Granger
Channing Clarkson ...
Bradley William David Granger
Steve Nevil ...
Ralph
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Ned
Meridith Baer ...
Janet
Myron McGill ...
Danny
Robyn Pohle ...
Candy
Kristine Greco ...
Darlene
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Keith
Cindy Daly ...
Wanda
Rosanne Katon ...
Sue
Lenka Novak ...
Marilyn
Otto Felix ...
Tom
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An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers he hired a woman. Blocked from firing her due to discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the team loses, so he can fire her for poor performance. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Everybody Loves A Winner ! See more »

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Swinging Coach  »

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Depraved 1970's film plot foreshadows 1990's-2006 news.
15 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this as an early teen and I was certainly, let's say, interested in the very attractive Cathy Lee Crosby (known for TV's "That's Incredible" with football star Fran Tarkington and some other guy), and the story strikes a chord with hormonal teen boys, attractive female teacher with buff student-athlete, nevertheless, this is a statutory crime, the locker-room, shower scene (made for TV) was probably intended to be romantic, but let's not forget the statutory crime part. High profile cases of teachers getting sexually involved with high school age students are making news in 2005 and 2006. The 1970's got away with quite a bit of humor on criminal-sexual taboos: for example, Buck Henry's skit on Saturday Night Live where he baby sat for free, but took pictures of the girls. Comedians joked about rape routinely in the 70's. Getting back to the film, Coach, I don't recall how it ends but you can expect a break up - what was he going to do, take his coach to prom? Too bad Cathy Lee Crosby had her career include depravity. Kind of like Jacqueline Bisset and Andrew McCarthy in "Class". Rob Lowe was in that film too; maybe it's coincidental, a few years later Rob Lowe engaged in statutory crime at the Democratic National Convention in 1998 in Atlanta. This film might be worth comparing to Point Break because I imagine a striking resemblance between Cathy Lee Crosby and Patrick Swayze - note their hair and their grins.


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