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21 October 1983 (USA) See more »
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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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A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The Future Is Not in Rustbelt Pennsylvania See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... Stefen Djordjevic

Craig T. Nelson ... Nickerson

Lea Thompson ... Lisa
Charles Cioffi ... Pop

Gary Graham ... Greg

Paul Carafotes ... Salvucci

Chris Penn ... Brian (as Christopher Penn)
Sandy Faison ... Suzie
James A. Baffico ... Bosko
Mel Winkler ... Jess Covington
Walter Briggs ... Rifleman
George Betor ... Tank

Leon ... Shadow (as Leon Robinson)

Jonas Chaka ... Mouse (as Jonas C. Miller)

Keith Diamond ... Fox (as Keith Ford)
Paige Price ... Tracy
Debra Varnado ... Charlotte
Donald A. Yannessa ... Coach
Kyle Scott Jackson ... Sherman Williams

Terry O'Quinn ... Freeman Smith (as Terrance O'Quinn)
Victor Arnold ... Henry the Bartender

Dick Miller ... Teacher in Auditorium
Clayton S. Beaujon ... Drunk in Bar
William L. Stibich ... Kurowski
Mercy L. Rigby ... Girl at Party
Emma Floria ... Angela (as Emma Floria Chapman)
Mary Mihaljevic ... Woman at Wedding
Dana Hoover ... Friend #1
Laurel Eatman ... Friend #2
Donald B. Irwin ... Principal
Darlene Dudukovich ... Civic Teacher
Valerie Zabala ... Gina
John W. Simkovic ... Detective
Bill Slivosky ... Detective
Greg Jacobs ... Guard
Thomas R. Boyd ... Official
Phillip Zdunczyk ... Walnut Heights Center
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barckhoff ... High school football player (uncredited)

Darren W. Conrad ... Walnut Heights Football Player (uncredited)
Sherri Taylor ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Chapman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pat Jordan  article
Michael Kane  written by

Produced by
Stephen Deutsch .... producer
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... co-producer (as Phillip Glodfarb)
Gary Morton .... executive producer
Lucille Ball .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Campbell  (as David Richard Campbell)
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (director of photography) (as Jan DeBont)
 
Film Editing by
David Garfield 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff 
 
Art Direction by
Mary Ann Biddle 
 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Sugar Blymer)
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist (as Irving Buckman)
Anthony Esposito .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... unit production manager (as Phillip Goldfarb)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Emmitt-Leon O'Neill .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Douglas M. Keenan .... property master (as Doug Keenan)
Everett Olson .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Richard Friedman .... sound effects editor (as Dick Friedman)
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (as Bob Gravenor)
David M. Ice .... sound effects editor
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Ramirez .... sound effects editor (as Steve Ramirez)
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Sperber .... sound effects editor (as Richard A. Sperber)
Paul Wells .... sound re-recording mixer
William Jacobs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects (as Joe Unsinn)
 
Stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Reid Rondell .... stunt double: Tom Cruise (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer
Norman Lang .... electrician
Eric Meola .... special still photographer
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Tom Stern .... gaffer
Michael Stone .... camera operator (as Mike Stone)
Bruce D. Spellman .... second company grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Clayton Hill .... extras casting
Sharon Hill .... extras casting
Pat McCorkle .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Hopper .... costumer: women
Eddie Marks .... costume supervisor
Joseph Roveto .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Wendy Greene Bricmont .... associate editor (as Wendy Bricmont)
Cari Coughlin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brooks Arthur .... music supervisor
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor
Debra Young Carbone .... music production coordinator
George Doering .... musician
Bobby Emmons .... composer: additional music
Russ Regan .... music consultant: Polygram Records
Armin Steiner .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Skip Wilson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kevin Bowser .... stand-in for Craig T. Nelson
Sharon Clark .... assistant to producers
Dan Dewey .... location manager (as H. Dan Dewey)
Charlotte Dreiman .... production coordinator
Ellen Levene .... unit publicist
Lillian O. MacNeill .... script supervisor (as Lillian O. MacNeil)
Herb Rabinowitz .... production consultant
Lydia Telo .... assistant auditor
Rusty Warren .... auditor
Donald A. Yannessa .... football technical advisor
Mary Lou Devlin .... production secretary (uncredited)
Lisa Hackett .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Rubal .... thanks
Sherri Taylor .... thanks
 

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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 »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Stefan signs the contract to play football for Cal Poly in exchange for a full scholarship, Vern Nickerson's name is the only name on the contract and Stefan signs the Notary Public line, with no Notary Public in sight.See more »
Quotes:
Nickerson:You poured garbage on me, my wife and my little girl.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Totally Awesome (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hold Me Close To YouSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The Future Is Not in Rustbelt Pennsylvania, 28 June 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

As Stefan Djeordjevic, Tom Cruise wants to move out of Ampipe, Pennsylvania as badly as George Bailey does from Bedford Falls. He plays football, but harbors no illusions about a career in that direction. The pros won't take anyone his size so he just wants to get to college to study engineering. His working class father and brother can't get him there and as a B student no academic scholarships are in the offing. Football really is his life.

The difference between Bedford Falls and Ampipe is the difference between a rising and falling economy. If you remember in It's A Wonderful Life, George Bailey gets Sam Wainwright to re-open the old glass works for a plastics factory instead of locating in Rochester. There's a future in Bedford Falls, like there is none in the Eighties Ampipe where industry is relocating to the south and even out of the country. The future is definitely not in rust-belt Pennsylvania.

Everybody wants out of that place except those with no future. Cruise's girlfriend Lea Thompson is jealous because as a band-member there ain't no scholarships for him. The coach Craig T. Nelson wants a winning season so he can get a prize college coaching job. All his other players have ambitions like Cruise.

All the Right Moves was Tom Cruise's sixth film and first dramatic lead, it's the film that made him a star. He was first billed in Losin' It and Risky Business, but this one showed what a good actor he was. If it wasn't for All the Right Moves, Tom Cruise's career would have faded with the eighties.

Lea Thompson gives good support to Tom and Craig T. Nelson is far from the coach that we see in Coach. He's a bitter driven man and not happy when some in the town toilet paper his house after a loss and he sees Cruise on the scene.

Paul Carafotes and Christopher Penn are a couple of other football players whose lives take an abrupt change in direction by other reasons than football. Best supporting player in the film though is James Battico who's stayed all his life in Ampipe. He turns out to be a malevolent creep, very similar to Robert DeNiro in This Boy's Life.

Ampipe stands for American Pipe&Steel. The town, the high school is named it. But the very name I'm sure gives rise to other less flattering nicknames that I'm sure anyone reading this will come up with.

All the Right Moves is one of the best coming of age films ever made and should never be missed when broadcast.

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