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 drops 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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Some movie posters for this film featured a long text preamble that read: "Haven't you ever done something in your life you wish you could do over again... and this time do it right! After fourteen years, Jack finally has a chance to replay the worst moment of his life. But first, he has to convince Reno that history won't repeat itself". See more
Even before bye weeks, Atlanta and Minnesota could conceivably have lost 17 games (or been 0-17) between them. Say it's Week 9 of the NFL season during the movie, and they're each 0-8 going in. Now suppose Minnesota lost the last game of the preceding season (hence, a 9-game losing streak), while Atlanta won theirs. The two teams would still have lost their last 17 games between them, the Vikings losing their last 9 games, and the Falcons losing their last 8. 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!
References NFL Monday Night Football
Land Of Hope and Glory
(Pomp And Circumstance No. 1)
Music by Sir Edward Elgar
Words by A.C. Benson
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