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
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It'll go straight to your heart.
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, who plays equipment manager/reluctant player Ollie McClellan, has his real-life sister Libbey Schenck
encouraging him during the games as a Hickory cheerleader (credited). See more
When Shooter takes over as coach for the second time, late in the game a pass is intercepted in the corner by Jimmy (#15) but a second later it is Buddy (#14) in that same spot holding the ball and saying, "Time out, Ref." See more
A man your age comes to a place like this, either he's running away from something or he has nowhere else to go.
Coach Norman Dale
What I'm doing here has *nothing* to do with you.
Just stay away from Jimmy. I don't want him coaching in Hickory when *he's* fifty.
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