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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was told that whether he made the last shot or not, people were going to rush the floor because of the need for a wide shot of the court. Luckily, he made it as shown in the movie. See more
In a scene showing the school pep band, there is a black wood piccolo being played. A high school or student of that time would have owned a metal (silver) piccolo, not one made of wood, and certainly not one with a wood headjoint, as shown. See more
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Didn't know they grew 'em so small on the farm.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Travel-Aires See more