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?
Though Hightower and Dundee's alma mater is universally referred to by the characters as "Taft", logos, signage and lettermen's jackets in the film identify it as (the fictional) Midway Union High School. 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
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.
He's Sure The Boy I Love
Words and Music by Barry Mann
and Cynthia Weil
Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
Performed by Gigi and The Blenders See more