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3 December 1983 (USA) See more »
The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team... See more » | Add synopsis »
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flawed, but enjoyable and inspiring See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Don Murray ... Ralph Maida

Barbara Babcock ... Judy Maida

Dana Elcar ... Mr. Caine

John Stockwell ... Scott Massey

Daphne Zuniga ... Kim Maida

Helen Hunt ... Tami Maida
Mary-Robin Redd ... Saleswoman
Joshua Cadman ... Brian
Severn Darden ... Mr. Hobart

Carmen Argenziano ... Ed Ainsworth
Nancy Parsons ... Mrs. Klosterman

Tim Robbins ... Marvin
Holly Bressler ... Jody Maida
Katherine Moir ... Heidi Maida
Melanie Parker ... Gidget Maida
Michael Currie ... Chairman
Beau Dremann ... B.J. Caine
Vincent Barbour ... Chuck

John Wesley ... George Watson

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Carolyn
Jonna Lee ... Tiffany
Scott Culbertson ... Roger
Alex Schrage ... Dennis
Paul Sinclair ... Larry Fenwick
Dominique Steffanoff ... Darlene
Kim Carbone ... Janelle
Mary Marsh ... Mrs. Upchurch
Anne Whitfield ... Mrs. Wortham
Cheryl Cantwell ... Teacher
Brian Luttrell ... Gas Station Attendant
Dana Garrett ... TV Newswoman
Rick Metzger ... TV Interviewer
Pat Hellberg ... TV Interviewer

Directed by
Noel Black 
Writing credits
Rod Browning 

Produced by
Gary M. Goodman .... producer
Barry Rosen .... producer
Ron Roth .... supervising producer
Original Music by
James Di Pasquale 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky 
Film Editing by
Tom Stevens 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Art Direction by
Richard Berger 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
Makeup Department
Susan Mills .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
Production Management
Cosmas P. Bolger .... post-production manager
James A. Westman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Behnke .... second assistant director
Alan Crosland Jr. .... first assistant director (as Alan Crosland)
Toby Lovallo .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ken Orme .... property master
Sound Department
Richard S. Church .... sound mixer
Sam Horta .... sound editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Geoffrey S. Hendrickson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard J. Edesa .... camera operator
Jake Jarrell .... gaffer
Tom Kessenich .... key grip
Casting Department
Matt Casella .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fincher .... costumer: men
Dodie Shepard .... costumer: women
Location Management
Pam Bladine .... location manager
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor
Robert Takagi .... music editor
Other crew
Don Familton .... technical advisor
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Doris Hartley .... production coordinator
Bobby Jaffe .... assistant to producer
Katha Jones .... location auditor
Paul A. Levin .... assistant to producer
Tami Maida .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
flawed, but enjoyable and inspiring, 28 September 2013
Author: JamieWJackson from United States

Some of the dialog and characters here don't strike me as credible; I think there was a good deal of artistic license going on in the name of creating drama for the sake of making a movie. However, Helen Hunt's talents are undeniable, and even at a young age here, she can carry whatever you put on her in a dramatic role.

I'm not sure why "McMinnville" was changed to "Minnville" in the movie (and the real events took place in Philomath, not McMinnville, anyway) but whatever. It was fun to see real-life local sportscaster Rick Metsger in here; that brought back memories for this Oregonian.

Tim Robbins was cute as the dorky backup QB, showing us that shy-guy charm we've seen from him so many times since. I didn't recognize Daphne Zuniga at first; she's so young here! She caught my eye right away though, of course, so I looked up who was playing Kim and... aha. LOL! She's been a stunner for a ridiculously long time.

Kim's interactions with Tami added some tension to the story. (I'm guessing that was embellished some, too, but it was basically credible.) John Stockwell was a good choice for the boyfriend; his awkwardness and sincerity both ring true.

Dana Elcar's heavy was a little bit frustrating for me. Movies love their villains, and he was easy to believe as the crusty opponent to Tami's dream, but I think I would have preferred to see the character be more well-rounded instead of rather cartoonishly single-minded. His objections have merit and there is plenty of room for debate about girls in football; no need IMO to create a single "bad guy" to personify that side of the debate. By vesting so much of the oppositional force of the movie in that one character, the movie somewhat misses a chance to create a more interesting on-screen discussion of the issues. Still, the issues do come through; if you need a conversation starter, this would do it.

In some places, the movie is pretty strongly dated, so don't expect perfection. However, it's good family-friendly fare and an enjoyable watch. I wasn't sure about this one until I saw the cast and the solid rating it got here on IMDb; it's at 6 but I gave it a 7 because I really enjoyed watching an uplifting story with these now-familiar faces in early roles. Then again, I'm from Oregon, so perhaps I'm biased. :-)

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