Based on the true story of a small-town Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954, this movie chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past, and the town's basketball-loving drunk to lead their high school team to victory. Written by
Thomas Pluck <email@example.com>
They needed a second chance to finish first.
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Did You Know?
An actual Milan Indian Guard, Ray Craft
, was in the movie. Craft was the person that greeted the Huskers when they got to the state finals, and he also was the one that told Coach Dale that it was time to take the court before the state final. See more
In the Hickory Gym, you can clearly see where they pulled up the tape of the modern free throw lane to make a 1950s-style lane. See more
Coach Norman Dale
[after Strap has scored two quick baskets
What's gotten into you?
It's the Lord, I can feel His strength!
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Big Band Highlight No. 3
Composed by Ole Georg
(as Neil Amsterdam)
Courtesy of Capitol Productions Music See more