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?
The actual game was played between the Milan Indians and the Muncie Central Bearcats. For the movie, the South Bend Central Bears were the opponent. The true championship took place in 1954, not 1952 as in the movie, and the score was Milan 32, Muncie Central 30. See more
In the high school pep rally, the shot of the sousaphone player shows him using a Conn (brand) mouth piece, the design of which wasn't made until the 1970s. See more
Sun don't shine on the same dog's ass everyday, but, mister you ain't seen a ray of light since you got here.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Manchester High School Fight Song
Written and Composed by Harold Leckrone See more