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
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
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
Words and Music by Stan Vincent
, Anthony Powers
(uncredited) and Beverly Ross
Maureen Music, Inc.
Performed by The Earls
Courtesy of Old Town Record Corp. See more