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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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Film debut of Woody Harrelson. See more »

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The writing on the chalkboard behind Molly changes as she is giving her halftime speech during the Prescott game. See more »

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Dan Darwell: I hate football.
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »

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Written by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and Joe Cocker
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Above Average Sports Comedy
5 July 2010 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

While this is close to THE BLINDSIDE (2009), Goldie Hawn is given a decent script that allows her to portray a gritty female football coach in a rough high school using her comic talents as well as allowing for some nice dramatic scenes, extending her performance from the usual stereotypical, two-dimensional character. WILDCATS includes the predictable storyline, but also adds an extra dimension which happens when the star happens to be female. There is the additional screen time that includes the personal family conflict as a mother and there is additional screen time for actual football plays as well as a more developed focus on the number of games presented in this movie. While some of the usual football players are not given the screen time nor development sometimes seen in most sport movies of this genre, they may have been sacrificed for the director's personal decision to balance the movie with Goldie Hawn's character's own personal turmoils often given little attention in most movies like this. The ending of this movie is perhaps too typical, predictable, and over-simplified, but it does resonate in a more humanistic and rounded ending that usual.


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