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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The filmmakers had trouble filling the FieldHouse with extras for the final game, and needed to move people around when shooting different angles. Extras were given 1950's hairstyles and their clothing was checked for anachronisms. See more
Once the tournament has begun, Coach Dale and Myra go for a walk in the woods. As they are walking, fall harvest corn appears to be visible in the background, but the tournament is played in March. The corn has been picked. The tassels and ears are gone, however the corn stalks aren't mashed to ground the way modern harvesters leave them. This is more in the style that corn was left after picking 50 years ago. See more
Coach Norman Dale
You know, in the ten years that I coached, I never met anybody who wanted to win as badly as I did. I'd do anything I had to do to increase my advantage. Anybody who tried to block the pursuit of that advantage, I'd just push 'em out of the way. Didn't matter who they were, or what they were doing. But that was then. You have special talent, a gift. Not the school's, not the townspeople, not the team's, not Myra Fleener's, not mine. It's yours, to do with what you choose. Because that's what I ...
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell
Manchester High School Fight Song
Written and Composed by Harold Leckrone See more