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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Ranked #4 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Sports" in June 2008. See more
When Coach Dale is talking to Jimmy outside, Jimmy is shooting baskets, and his jacket is on the ground. When Coach Dale walks off, it shows Myra watching him from the school, but Jimmy's jacket is nowhere to be seen. See more
A man your age comes to a place like this, either he's running away from something or he has nowhere else to go.
Coach Norman Dale
What I'm doing here has *nothing* to do with you.
Just stay away from Jimmy. I don't want him coaching in Hickory when *he's* fifty.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Big Band Highlight No. 3
Composed by Ole Georg
(as Neil Amsterdam)
Courtesy of Capitol Productions Music See more