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Wildcats (1986)

A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.

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Verna McGrath
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Marian Needham
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Frank Needham
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Stephanie Needham
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Dan Darwell
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Ben Edwards
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Levander 'Bird' Williams (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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Cerulo (as Nick Corri)
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Storyline

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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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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First and Goal  »

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$26,285,544 (USA)
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Trivia

Final film of Ann Doran. See more »

Goofs

When coach McGrath is taking the Jackson High School mascot, a goat, back to Jackson High School, although she is alone in the van, you clearly see a hand holding onto the goat's leg so he doesn't move around. See more »

Quotes

Dan Darwell: Get out of my face you fat fuck!
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Love Lives Alone
Performed by Táta Vega (as Tata Vega)
Written by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and David Pack
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When they were young
25 October 2001 | by (The Hague, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a great little (even, gosh, subtle) football comedy about grabbing life with both hands, featuring Goldie Hawn as a woman coach who wants to make a splash as a high school football coach. One of the joys of watching these movies is the retro experience of 80s 'big hair' hairdos and fashions, and seeing now famous actors. There's Wesley Snipes (as the ladies man with an eye for the 'older woman', Woody Harrelson, a thin LL Cool J, Mikelti Williamson (The Night Hawk), and Stan Foster (Tour Of Duty). And in fact, some of the jokes actually work (Hawn: "we're going beat those Cougars and spit them out like so many furballs". Snipes: "Let's eat some pussy".) Fun for all.


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