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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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$26,285,544 (USA)
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Film debut of Woody Harrelson. See more »

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When Molly returns home and goes to put ice onto her bruised face, her children are watching television in the living room. The eldest daughter has maroon hair in this shot, but this is well before she dyes it that color later in 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.
Marva: OH YEAH! THEN WHY DID YOU HAVE TO HOT WIRE IT!
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Razzle Dazzle
Performed by Michael Jeffries
Written by Hawk Wolinski and James Newton Howard
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Funny And Winning
5 October 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

It may not score many points for originality, but this comedy is still tremendously entertaining and one of my personal favorites from the 1980s. Plenty of memorably funny moments, some great one-liners and excellent performances by the entire cast, with Goldie doing a stand-out job and Nipsey Russell making the most of his relatively small role as the beleaguered high school principal who desperately wants gridiron glory for his school's team. Veteran director Michael Ritchie definitely knows how to perk up a formula story and make it seem lively and new again, even if we DO see the feel-good finale coming a mile away.

Stay tuned through the end credits for a funny rap song performed by Goldie and her team.


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