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 date of the football game, November 15, 1972, was actually a Wednesday. Most Varsity High School football games are played on Fridays or Saturday (if the field did not have lights). 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
You better watch it, Dr. Death! I'm pretty damn fast for a Caucasian.
References NFL Monday Night Football
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Lyrics by Hal David
-Music by Burt Bacharach
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