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After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, Rory and the rest of the bar regulars hope his success will provide a lift to their sagging spirits. Will Jerry forget his friends? What about his junkie hooker girlfriend and her pimp? Written by
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What Have You Got to Lose
Performed by Pablo Cruise
Words and music by Eric Kaz & Gloria Loring
Courtesy of A&M Records, Incorporated
Produced & Engineered by Bill Schnee (uncredited)
Recorded at Record Plant, Sausalito, California
Mixed at Studio 55, Hollywood, California
Keyboards: Cory Lerios (uncredited) See more »
It's been many years since I've seen this film, but I've never forgotten it. There's little I can offer in terms of praise that hasn't already been posted here by other commentators.
It's a film about adversity, finding friendship, and finding the inner strength to rebuild and embrace life for what it is. It's a film that shows people with physical disabilities in a very normal light, showing them to be neither noble-handicaps nor pitiful cripples, but as normal everyday folks with all the faults and good points of humanity. It's a film about coping with one's own decisions, and overcoming life's challenges.
There's some mild profanity, and references to adult situations, as well as some violence, so be warned ahead of time. It's a film the likes of which I have not seen since, and am hopeful that it'll see a DVD release someday. Until then we'll just have to wait :-(
In the meantime if you get a chance to view it, then do so :-)
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