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 comedy about life, hope, and getting even.
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Did You Know?
The date and time that Jack Dundee (Robin Williams') dropped the pass of the ball and failed to make the touchdown to win the game was 9.22 pm on the 15th of November 1972. 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
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