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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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
Early in the film, when Coach Dale dismisses two players, it is said that Hickory has 64 boys in the high school. Later in the film, during the state final radio broadcast, the announcer says that total enrollment for Hickory is 64. However, in Indiana HS boys basketball enrollment is considered based on the number of students eligible to play. Therefore 64 boys and 64 students would be correct. See more
[Just before the big game
And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Face-Off
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Performed by Travel-Aires See more