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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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The football song Wildcats team performs at the end of the movie when the credits are rolled is a parody of the 1985 Chicago Bears' video of "The Super Bowl Shuffle," the year the Bears won the Super Bowl. 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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Dan Darwell: I hate football.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

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We Stand Alone
Performed by Joe Cocker
Written by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and Joe Cocker
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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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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