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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It'll go straight to your heart.
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Did You Know?
In the locker room before the final game, on the blackboard are the last names of the players on the opposing team. These are the real last names of the actors who make up the Hickory team. See more
As Merle is hitting the game winning shot with the "Picket Fence" play, the location of his defender switches between shots. In one shot, the defender is attempting to block the shot from the front. In the other shot, the defender is attempting to block the shot from the back. See more
Coach Norman Dale
[after sitting an injured Everett
Strap, in for Everett. Don't shoot the ball unless you're under the basket all by yourself!
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Hail to Southport
Written and Composed by Doris Schlensker See more