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>
It'll go straight to your heart.
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was told that whether he made the last shot or not, people were going to rush the floor because of the need for a wide shot of the court. Luckily, he made it as shown in the movie. See more
Rade is put on the bench for talking during a time out. As play resumes, Rade (#25) can be seen playing in the game. See more
[about Jimmy Chitwood
You know, a basketball hero around here is treated like a god, er, uh, how can he ever find out what he can really do? I don't want this to be the high point of his life. I've seen them, the real sad ones. They sit around the rest of their lives talking about the glory days when they were seventeen years old.
Coach Norman Dale
You know, most people would kill... to be treated like a god, just for a few moments.
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