Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame and success have passed him by and that he no longer is the hero everyone keeps reminding him he should still be. His dissatisfaction with his life leads to strains in his marriage, and Gavin begins to wonder who he is, if he's not a hero anymore. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Their life story is a love story
Did You Know?
A key scene featuring a candlelight parade involving large numbers of extras was filmed when snow started falling. Despite the beauty of the scene, director Taylor Hackford
elected to reshoot the scene, as snow in Baton Rouge in November was such a rare event that he was worried it would be seen as a special effects goof in the film. See more
During Gavin Gray's first NFL game in 1957, the uniforms depicted for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers are not historically accurate. The Redskins did not employ the burgundy helmet with the feather stripe along the back until the 1958 season, and the Steelers didn't adopt the Steelmark helmet logo until 1962 and they didn't use black helmets until 1963. In 1957 the Redskins used solid gold helmets and the Steelers used yellow helmets with a single black stripe along the center and black numerals on either side. See more
[Gavin and Narvel are preparing to race each other down the street
Look here, Ghost. You ain't got nothing to gain by this. I beat you, word gets out the Grey Ghost got whupped by a nigger. You beat me, they'll just say the Ghost beat some nigger just like he beats everybody else.
I ain't doin' it for what people say, Blue. Let's race.
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Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Written by Lloyd Price
Performed by Larry Williams See more