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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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
In the high school pep rally, the shot of the sousaphone player shows him using a Conn (brand) mouth piece, the design of which wasn't made until the 1970s. See more
Leave him alone, all right? He's a real special kid and, and I have high hopes for him and... I think if he works really hard, he can get an academic scholarship to Wabash College and can get out of this place.
Coach Norman Dale
Why, do you have something against this place?
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell
Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Travel-Aires See more