Jack Dundee is a meek banker living in Taft, California. He constantly thinks about the 1972 high school football game between Taft and powerhouse Bakersfield. Dundee fumbled a perfect pass from quarterback and friend Reno Hightower, and the game ended in a tie. He wants to replay the game, but has trouble convincing Reno and the town to replay the game. So Jack resorts to desperate measures to make the game reality. Written by
A film with a catch (or two).
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Did You Know?
First sports film written by Ron Shelton
. Shelton is known for writing/directing sports movies. After this film Shelton became a director with Bull Durham
(1988). See more
In the final screen Jack walks up to his wife holding the football. The football disappears and re-appears as they walk off the field. See more
Mr. Weasel's here.
Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie
Land Of Hope and Glory
(Pomp And Circumstance No. 1)
Music by Sir Edward Elgar
Words by Arthur C. Benson
Used by arrangement with Boosey & Company Ltd. and Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. See more