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All the Right Moves (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  21 October 1983 (USA)
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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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Brian (as Christopher Penn)
Sandy Faison ...
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James A. Baffico ...
Bosko
Mel Winkler ...
Jess Covington
Walter Briggs ...
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George Betor ...
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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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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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Drama | Romance | Sport

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The film's soundtrack noticeably received top billing in the movie's closing credits, the tracks each having the extraordinary action of having the each scene they were played in included in the credits. See more »

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

Quotes

[to the players in the locker room]
Steff: Listen up, ladies. Brian Riley is going to USC, motherfuckers!
Brian: All I have to do is maintain my fantastic 2.0 grade-point average, and everything is cool.
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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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I Don't Wanna Go Down
(Party)
Performed by Roach
Music and Lyrics by Brian O'Neil
Produced by Brian O'Neil
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When getting out is all that matters
2 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A younger, different looking Tom Cruise (old jaw/nose?) stars in this movie about a high school student aching to leave his dying steel mill town and study to be an engineer on a football scholarship. He watches his best friend, also on the team, marry his pregnant girlfriend; another member of the football team is arrested for armed robbery; his brother gets laid off from the mill; and his girlfriend (a young, fresh Lea Thompson) complains that no one gives music scholarships, just football ones, and she's going to be stuck in the town. After turning down initial scholarship offers to middle of the road schools, Cruise finds himself blackballed after an incident at his coach's house with which he was only peripherally involved. Off the team, and with the word out that he has an "attitude problem," he sees his dreams turning to dust.

Craig T. Nelson plays the coach and does his usual fine job, and Lea Thompson is a vibrant, passionate Lisa. Cruise here gives a truer performance than usual - I usually find him a very external and not terribly believable actor. In "All The Right Moves," he's sympathetic and heartfelt. I much prefer this to the perfectly handsome, glossy figure he is today. Time to get back to basics, Tom, and get some of those right moves back.


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