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 actual game was played between the Milan Indians and the Muncie Central Bearcats. For the movie, the South Bend Central Bears were the opponent. The true championship took place in 1954, not 1952 as in the movie, and the score was Milan 32, Muncie Central 30. See more
The seats in the Butler University field house did not have multi-colored seats in 1952. See more
Sun don't shine on the same dog's ass everyday, but, mister you ain't seen a ray of light since you got here.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in The Winning Season
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)
Words by Ballard MacDonald
Music by James F. Hanley
(as James Hanly)
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein, & Co., Inc. See more