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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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Salvucci
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Brian (as Christopher Penn)
Sandy Faison ...
Suzie
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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Tom Cruise and Craig T. Nelson Discover Winning Is the Only Way Out. See more »

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21 October 1983 (USA)  »

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All Right  »

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Three schools were used to portray Walnut Heights. Johnstown's Votech as seen when the Ampipe bus arrives for the big game. The locker room scenes were shot at Westmont High School some 20 miles from the Vo-tech. The scene where the team is getting on the bus to go home after the game, where Stefan is not allowed on the bus, was filmed in the parking lot of Westmont Junior High. 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

Nickerson: Djordjevic! I'd like to talk to you.
Steff: We got nothing to talk about.
Nickerson: Then where are you going?
Steff: Where am I going?
Nickerson: Yeah.
Steff: No place, man. I mean, uh, Shadow, he's going to West Virginia. He just found out tonight. And, Tank's going to Furman. You knew that already. And you're going to Cal Poly. And Mouse, Mouse is going to college, he's gonna play ball. Me, I'm just gonna hang out here, I don't know, ya know? Hey, Nickerson, you lied about me. You blackballed me. "Together." Remember that? "Together....
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Referenced in Life on Mars: Coffee, Tea, or Annie (2009) See more »

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All The Right Moves
(Main Title)
Performed by Jennifer Warnes and Chris Thompson
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Barry Alfonso
Produced by Tom Snow and Brooks Arthur
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THis is western Pa!
6 June 2002 | by (pittsburgh,pa) – See all my reviews

Great movie! one of my favorites. All may not like it but for a regional boy this is exactly what western pa is. Small steel towns that have nothing left except their sporting pride. Kids wanting to escape and western Pa's beloved football is the only way out for many. These are the Western Pa. Archeotypes : Some kids love it but feel they can't make it any other way. Salvuchi

Some kids have the talent but need that extra exposure. But it all depends on how individuals in power like you. Stef

Kids with enough talent to get out of the town without added exposure. the receiver who went to West Virginia

The coach who thinks he is God of town if he has some success. Nelson

the disgruntled band student,"why do they get athletes deserve scholarship attitudes" Lea.

The movie nailed the sights and sounds. It showed how whole towns close on friday nights. The football scenes were great! Even besides the football it showed the tough steelman, the guys in towm that slave all day and go to the watering hole right after work before going home for the evening. It showed how serious we Western Pa's take our local sports, We really would trash a coaches yard and fight seventeen year olds if we think they cost the game. Gritty reality to small town life. An under appreciated film that captures a regions attitude and feel in our great Nation! Ampipe is Aliquippa,Duquesne, Johnstown, beaver falls clairton, McKeesport,monesson and the rest of the Mon and beaver Valleys that were created by the US Steel, J&L and Bethleham steel


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