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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They needed a second chance to finish first.
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Once the tournament has begun, Coach Dale and Myra go for a walk in the woods. As they are walking, fall harvest corn appears to be visible in the background, but the tournament is played in March. The corn has been picked. The tassels and ears are gone, however the corn stalks aren't mashed to ground the way modern harvesters leave them. This is more in the style that corn was left after picking 50 years ago. See more
Coach Norman Dale
[after sitting an injured Everett
Strap, in for Everett. Don't shoot the ball unless you're under the basket all by yourself!
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Butler War Song
Composed by John Heiney
Courtesy of Butler University See more