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Wildcats (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  14 February 1986 (USA)
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Levander 'Bird' Williams (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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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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Stadium scenes were filmed at Lane Technical High School's athletic field in Chicago, Illinois. 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 »

Quotes

Peanut: [as the gargantuan Finch tries to fit into a uniform] Man, how'd your folks let you get like this?
Krushinski: Are you kidding? He probably ate his folks!
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Good Hands
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Written by Hawk Wolinski and James Newton Howard
Produced by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and The Isley Brothers
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silly,fun 80's comedy
10 February 2004 | by (Mississippi, United States) – See all my reviews

The 80's brought a crop of funny comedies. I remember watching this one a lot as I grew up. Goldie Hawn was perfect as a female coach on a male football team. This is a film that is definately not for the family,but I watched it all the time as a child. There are many silly critically bashed comedies that I've thoroughly enjoyed over the years(such as the silly Rodney Dangerfield girl soccer comedy "Lady Bugs"). This is a raunchy comedy heavily laced with profanity,but there are times that I laughed ferociously. This is just a comedy that has a wonderfully appealing supporting cast and by-the-numbers,predictable story. This is a film for those who just want to laugh at nasty jokes. ****/*****


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