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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)
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James A. Baffico ...
Bosko
Mel Winkler ...
Jess Covington
Walter Briggs ...
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George Betor ...
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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 had a dream but the dream had begun to sour...busting to break out he had to make... See more »

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The director wanted Lea Thompson and Tom Cruise to go undercover to remember what high school was like. They went to separate schools, and while Cruise was spotted after just one day because someone recognized him from Taps (1981), Thompson went four days, was asked out by many guys and got caught smoking. See more »

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When Stefan goes to the field to ask the coach to play in the game, his hair is blowing in the wind. In the reverse angle, his hair is laying down flat. See more »

Quotes

Steff: You're not God, Nickerson. You're just a typing teacher.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 November 2014 (2014) See more »

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Love Theme from All The Right Moves
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Composed by David Campbell (as David Campbell)
Produced by Brooks Arthur and David Campbell (as David Campbell)
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All the Right Moves- A Jock Movie that Works ***1/2
14 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another part made for Tom Cruise, the young jock with aspirations for college to pursue a career in engineering. He needs to win the football scholarship to attain his dream. Otherwise, he will be locked into that Pennsylvania steel-mining town. While this is a familiar theme in films, it works well here thanks to the presence of Cruise and Lea Thompson, his young girlfriend who wants to pursue a career in music.

Craig T. Nelson really steals the film in a part that he has relished playing-that high school coach!

After losing a heartbreak, Cruise loses it and in one brief moment after drinking, he does something that can adversely affect his changes for college and his career.

This is basically a story of people who want out of this hum-drum existence and aspire to better things. It is also a story of redemption and ultimate fulfillment of your life's dream. It is masterfully done.


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