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?
During one of the games, Hickory is shown playing Decatur. The Director was born in Decatur, Indiana. See more
When Shooter's son stays after class to talk with the coach about his father, the map on the board marked 'United States', shows Hawaii. Hawaii wasn't admitted to the union until 1959. See more
I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in The Winning Season
Manchester High School Fight Song
Written and Composed by Harold Leckrone See more