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?
While delighted with his Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (he had previously been nominated for writing _Easy Rider_), Dennis Hopper
privately admitted to friends and colleagues that he felt the Academy nominated him for the wrong film. He thought he should have been tipped for his performance as Frank Booth in David Lynch
's Blue Velvet
(1986) instead. See more
During the championship game, footage (although shown at a slightly different angle) of the same alley-oop layup made by Jimmy Chitwood is shown on two separate occasions. The first instance occurs with about 4:00 left in the game (as seen on the scoreboard a play or two after the shot in question) and the second, identical shot occurs after a steal by Walker (#14 on Hickory) and makes the score South Bend 40, Hickory 38. See more
[a player complains about the training
Coach Norman Dale
You are in the Army. You're in my Army. Everyday between three and five.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in Jellyscream!
Big Band Highlight No. 2
Composed by Ole Georg
(as Neil Amsterdam)
Courtesy of Capitol Productions Music See more