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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They needed a second chance to finish first.
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Ranked #4 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Sports" in June 2008. See more
The final game depicts a scoreboard more electronic than the mechanical clocks and numerical flip-cards used in the 1950s. See more
Let's win this game for all the small schools that never had a chance to get here.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut. See more
Referenced in Mysteries of Love
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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