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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They needed a second chance to finish first.
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Jerry Goldsmith's score is well known for it's "Americana" essence, but the music itself was ironically performed the Hungarian State Opera orchestra in Budapest. American orchestral unions were reportedly upset with Goldsmith for choosing a foreign orchestra to use for a lower budget film. This is understandable due to the Hungarian orchestra's occasional performance flubs heard throughout the score. Nonetheless, Goldsmith used this orchestra (as well as the Hungarian State symphony orchestra) on most of his other late 80s scores. See more
The seats in the Butler University field house did not have multi-colored seats in 1952. See more
Coach Norman Dale
If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell
Hail to Southport
Written and Composed by Doris Schlensker See more