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?
NFL cornerback (and later head coach) Herman Edwards
was one of the extras used in the football scenes. See more
When Jack catches the ball on the final play, the ref signals "touchdown" twice. Once when it catches it and again when he actually crosses the goal line. 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!
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Lyrics by Hal David
-Music by Burt Bacharach
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