Quarterback Princess (1983)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  3 December 1983 (USA)
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The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Maida
Judy Maida
Kim Maida
Tami Maida
Mary-Robin Redd ...
Joshua Cadman ...
Severn Darden ...
Mr. Hobart
Ed Ainsworth
Nancy Parsons ...
Mrs. Klosterman
Holly Bressler ...
Jody Maida
Katherine Moir ...
Heidi Maida
Melanie Parker ...
Gidget Maida


The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she can play football, but she can win the state championship. (Based on a true story) Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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3 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Football-Prinzessin  »

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Tami Maida actually went to high school in Philomath, Oregon. She graduated from there in 1981. See more »


Scott Massey: Bad enough I gotta lose, but then I have to be carried off the field by our lady quarterback.
Tami Maida: What bothers you? That I'm a lady or that I'm a quarterback?
Scott Massey: I wouldn't mind either if you weren't both.
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An inspiring, heart-warming film on women and football
25 October 1998 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Quarterback Princess is an inspiring movie. The story takes you through a young girl's struggle to achieve her dream...of being a high school quarterback. You become so engrossed in this movie you root Tami (Helen Hunt) on as if you were part of this story. Tami Maida and her family move from Canada so her father can finish school. Tami desperately wants to be part of the Grizzly Football team. Many people in the town try to disband this idea, they even suggest she can be a cheerleader, but she is given a try-out. To everyone's surprise Tami is an excellent quarterback. The film looks at how everyone treats her different. Her teammates treat her as a football player, her classmates treat her as an outcast, and her boyfriend doesn't know how to treat her, as a girl or a football player? This film will make you want to be one of Tami's supporters and will pull at your heart-strings

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