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?
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
I will not even dignify that with a reply. I've never paid for it in my life.
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Lyrics by Hal David
-Music by Burt Bacharach
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