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A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

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Charles Cioffi ...
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Greg
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Brian (as Christopher Penn)
Sandy Faison ...
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James A. Baffico ...
Bosko
Mel Winkler ...
Jess Covington
Walter Briggs ...
Rifleman
George Betor ...
Tank
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Shadow (as Leon Robinson)
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Mouse (as Jonas C. Miller)
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Fox (as Keith Ford)
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Storyline

Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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He has everything at stake. He can't afford to lose. He's got to make all the right moves. See more »

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21 October 1983 (USA)  »

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All Right  »

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Trivia

Rifleman, the quarterback, and Shadow, the receiver, are always called by their nicknames (including in the credits), except once. During the pep rally scene when Riley is telling Stef that Tracy is pregnant, you can hear coach Nickerson off camera in the background if you listen close when he is introducing the players. Rifleman's name is Clarence Oliver and Shadow's name is Austin Williams. See more »

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Stefan takes his plaid shirt off twice in the locker room before practice. See more »

Quotes

Steff: He didn't quit.
Nickerson: What did you say?
Steff: Salvucci, he didn't quit. None of us quit. I don't know. We beat those guys asses up and down that field tonight! We got nothing to be ashamed of, right? Isn't that right? Maybe the scoreboard doesn't say it, but we won that game. We held them. It was just a fluke. That's all. It's just a fluke.
Nickerson: A fluke? That pass-interference penalty was no fluke. If you had done it the way I taught you, they never would've been down there in the first place, and they never ...
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Referenced in My Boyfriend's Back (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Stand
(Bus Ride)
Performed by Douglas Kahan (as Doug Kahan)
Music and Lyrics by Douglas Kahan 'as Doug Kahan)
Produced by Brooks Arthur
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It's nice, but getting old
1 July 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

All the Right Moves is about how a simple mistake, made because as a youth you didn't know better, can change your future radically, and how your arrogance can crush your life or someone else's.

The good. Excellent 80s small steel town period piece. Very nice acting. Well built scenario with an interesting story.

The bad. The music is also very much 80s and pushed on the viewer a little bit much.

The ugly. It's getting old.

The result. If you're a Tom Cruise fan, it's a chance for you to see him at the beginning of his career. If you like 80s movies, this is a nice one. The others might want to abstain.


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