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That Championship Season (1982)

R | | Drama | 14 January 1983 (USA)
It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal ... See full summary »

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Michael Bernosky ...
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Malley
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Cooney
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Marelli
William G. McAndrew ...
Harrison
Barry Weiner ...
Sharman
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Robert E. Schlesinger ...
Nelson
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It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the first time in their lives. When the night comes to an end they decide to go back to the old glorious days and reunite into the team which won that championship season, back in 1957... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

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TO trash this film is to be ignorant
16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Obviously anyone who finds this film boring would be better off not watching films based on plays such as "Glengarry Glenross" or "Who's afraid of virginia wolf?" What did you think it was going to be about? Flashbacks of basketball scenes or a chase through Scranton.

It's a movie based on a play. The play had only 5 characters and this movie focuses on those 5 characters.

Do you not know the difference between a film adaptation of a play and a regular film?

It's okay to hate this movie. It just goes to show that it's not your type of film. I, for one, hate Lord of the Rings movies but I won't say they're poorly made, I just don't enjoy those films.

The performances in this film are all excellent, especially Mitchum and Sheen.


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