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Wildcats (1986)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  14 February 1986 (USA)
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Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite expecting sniggers from fellow staff members and her former husband. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Her dream was to coach high school football. Her nightmare was Central High.

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Second of three consecutive pictures with one-word titles for actress Goldie Hawn. The others were Protocol (1984) and Overboard (1987). See more »

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Krushinski (Woody Harrelson) has a number change from 89 to 26 during the film. See more »

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Trumaine: Don't worry baby, this my uncle's car, he lets me borrow it whenever I want.
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before there were The Replacements, there were the Wildcats
1 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my 80's sport's comedy ever. Goldie Hawn is at her best as Molly McGrath, a woman who feels that she can coach a winning football team. But feels she is taken seriously because she is a woman. Molly has other problems, she is divorced with two daughters, and has a nagging ex husband. And her job has a track coach is wearing thin. But with luck she finally gets the chance to coach a football team. When she finally gets there, she soon realizes that many other people would not dare coach there, and the team is a bunch of goof balls who don't seem to respect her and care about winning any more. Can Molly earn their respect, and show them they can be winners? I've always been a football fan, but this movie was great with Goldie Hawn starring in it.


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