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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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Cast

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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)
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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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In the scene where Ampipe's team bus is pulling into Walnut Heights for the big game, Johnstown's Vo-Tech School in Richland Township was used as the Walnut Heights School which is actually about 5 miles away from where the game was played (the Point Stadium in downtown Johnstown).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:He didn't quit.
Nickerson:What did you say?
Steff:Salvucci, he didn't quit. None of us quit. I don't know. We beat those guys asses up and down that field tonight! We got nothing to be ashamed of, right? Isn't that right? Maybe the scoreboard doesn't say it, but we won that game. We held them. It was just a fluke. That's all. It's just a fluke.
Nickerson:A fluke? That pass-interference penalty was no fluke. If you had done it the way I taught you, they never would've been down there in the first place, and they never would've scored, and we would've won that game! You're just as responsible as he is.
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Referenced in Videoclub (2013)See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
When getting out is all that matters, 2 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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