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>
They needed a second chance to finish first.
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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
Welcome to Indiana basketball.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Big Band Highlight No. 2
Composed by Ole Georg
(as Neil Amsterdam)
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