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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In the basketball scenes at the State Finals, the edges of the backboards are padded. Backboard padding wasn't added until years after the movie setting. See more
Coach Norman Dale
My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Travel-Aires See more