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>
They needed a second chance to finish first.
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Did You Know?
While delighted with his Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (he had previously been nominated for writing _Easy Rider_), Dennis Hopper
privately admitted to friends and colleagues that he felt the Academy nominated him for the wrong film. He thought he should have been tipped for his performance as Frank Booth in David Lynch
's Blue Velvet
(1986) instead. See more
In the final game with the score 16-8, Jimmy scores a basket (making the score 16-10) and the scoreboard reads period "2". When Jimmy scores again seconds later, you can see the scoreboard reads period "1". See more
Coach Norman Dale
Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important that the other.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Manchester High School Fight Song
Written and Composed by Harold Leckrone See more