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>
It'll go straight to your heart.
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Did You Know?
The scene with Jimmy and Coach Dale talking while Jimmy shot baskets was filmed in one take. Maris Valainis
said that he "wasn't even listening to him." "I was just concentrating on making them and I made one and they kept going in." 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
Coach Norman Dale
You know, if everyone is as nice as you, country hospitality is gonna get an awful name.
What a pleasant thing to say.
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