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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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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 ...
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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Trivia

The film's title "All the Right Moves" is a double entendre referring to both human decision making and match play. See more »

Goofs

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: Scholarship here, no scholarship here. Who the hell gave you that power?
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Connections

Referenced in Family Matters: All the Wrong Moves (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Street
(First Bar Scene)
Performed by Tony Orlando
Music and Lyrics by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons
Produced by Chips Moman and Brooks Arthur
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28 June 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The most noteworthy thing about this movie, and probably the only reason why it's still around, is that it has Tom Cruise in one of his earliest starring roles. Aside from that, there isn't really much to it. It's not bad I guess, but it's just all so plain and mediocre except for some of the acting. This script is one of the most predictable things ever written and just hums by with no surprises of any sort. You can't bring a lot of variation within the formula of a small town drama, but for the love of God, try a little. Often it just really needs to get to the point, because things get pretty boring if you already know the ending an hour beforehand. The raw, realistic filming style of the movie is in fact pretty good and really expresses desperation, but it just doesn't make the story any more interesting. As far as very young Tom Cruise goes, it's "Risky Business" all the way.


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