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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Jimmy Chitwood has only 4 lines of dialogue in the whole movie. He has 3 lines in the scene where Coach Dale wins the vote to keep his job, then "I'll make it" in the climactic game. See more
High School basketball season runs from November through March (including playoffs). Yet in several of the outside scenes some trees are sprouting fresh green leaves. This would not be the case in Indiana during that time period. 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
Referenced in Rita Rocks: The Crying Game
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Composed by Ole Georg
(as Neil Amsterdam)
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