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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It'll go straight to your heart.
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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
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
Wilbur 'Shooter' Flatch
You gotta promise me you won't get kicked outta no more games!
Coach Norman Dale
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