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?
The name of the teams that faced-off in the football match were the Bakersfield Tigers and the Taft High Rockets. See more
A few times during the movie when Reno yells at Jack, you can see Kurt Russell
is saying "fuck" but his word is over-dubbed to the common fall-back words like "freak", "friggin", and "fool". Any use of the word "fuck" more than once would turn the film into an R-rated picture. See more
Uh, two minutes left to kick-off. Time for my last smoke.
You lazy jive-ass! You're soft, you're slow and your hands are for shit!
Hey, who woke you up?
Get on the field and shut up, Luther!
Reno, you're a prick, and you always were a prick.
Great, great. Now get your ass on the field. NOW!
Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin
and Carole King
Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
Performed by Gigi and The Blenders See more