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Coach (1978)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Rawlings
Jack Ripley
Fenton 'F.R.' Granger
Channing Clarkson ...
Bradley William David Granger
Steve Nevil ...
Jack David Walker ...
Meridith Baer ...
Myron McGill ...
Robyn Pohle ...
Kristine Greco ...
Cindy Daly ...
Rosanne Katon ...
Lenka Novak ...
Otto Felix ...


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 <>

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Her team's the best. They just don't know it yet See more »


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17 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Swinging Coach  »

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Angel Tompkins was originally considered to play the lead, but was eventually dropped when she insisted on having some creative input on the script. See more »


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Drive-in Classic!
28 August 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for an academy award winner, this movie is not for you. It's just a fun romp back to the late '70s, when movies like this were geared to the teen/drive-in "party crowd" audience. Cathy Lee Crosby as the "hottie" coach that has an affair with one of her students is what made the movies at the drive-ins stand out from whatever was playing at the indoor theatres & even on TV! The fact that Crown International released this movie is also a testament that you know you're going to be in for something special. If you are a fan of B movies/classic drive-in movies, this one would be a valued addition to your video library.

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