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?
Taft High School's actual mascot is the Wildcats (not the Rockets, as in the film). Bakersfield High School's real mascot is the Drillers. See more
During the final game, when Robin Williams character is shown 1-on-1 with the defender before the play, they are on Hightower's left, but whenever they show Jack running down the field, he is coming form Kurt Russell's right off the line of scrimmage. See more
Okay Jack, you tell the Caribou whatever you want, but I'm gonna tell you something. You're a low-life, black mailing, chicken-shit squid.
Low-life, black mailing, chicken-shit squid? Welcome aboard Reno.
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Lyrics by Hal David
-Music by Burt Bacharach
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