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?
Taft High School's actual mascot is the Wildcats (not the Rockets, as in the film). Bakersfield High School's real mascot is the Drillers. See more
During The Final game, after the rain has began and then stopped falling, Hightower's jersey is covered in mud while on the field, but on the sidelines it is white. See more
Elly, I have a new move for you.
Oh? Show me.
It's part Smokey Robinson, Part Gladys Knight, but it's all me.
[Spins while undressing
Jack....Aquarius...gotta gotta gotta gotta, satisfy.
Sort of a white 'Pip', I love it.
Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Words and Music by Ewan MacColl
Stormking Music, Inc.
Performed by Roberta Flack
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products See more