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 basketball scenes at the State Finals, the edges of the backboards are padded. Backboard padding wasn't added until years after the movie setting. See more
[to player who is praying
Coach Norman Dale
Strap, God wants you on the floor.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Travel-Aires See more