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Everybody's All-American -- A moving slice of Americana that sizzles with sexy romance, sparkles with humor and thunders with the pad-to-pad crunch of hard-nosed football.
Everybody's All-American -- A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

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Writers (WGA):
Frank Deford (novel)
Thomas Rickman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 November 1988 (USA) See more »
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Their life story is a love story
Plot:
A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
You have to fall down in order to get back up. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jessica Lange ... Babs Rogers Grey

Dennis Quaid ... Gavin Grey

Timothy Hutton ... Donnie 'Cake'

John Goodman ... Lawrence

Carl Lumbly ... Narvel Blue

Ray Baker ... Bolling Kiely

Savannah Smith Boucher ... Darlene Kiely (as Savannah Smith Bouchér)

Patricia Clarkson ... Leslie Stone
Joseph Meyer ... Pep Leader
J. Kevin Brune ... Roommate

Wayne Knight ... Fraternity Pisser
Roy B. Stewart Sr. ... Junie
Pat Pierre Perkins ... Willy Mae

Aaron Neville ... Man with Gun
Shawn Burks ... Georgia Center
David Sheltraw ... Georgia Quarterback
A.J. Duhe ... Cleveland Linebacker

Michael J. Fisher ... Redskins Quarterback (as Mike Fisher)
Jeff Wickersham ... Denver Quarterback
J.C. Sealy ... Player's Wife #1
Neva Gage ... Player's Wife #2

Chuck Hicks ... Bigot
Frank Deford ... Cafe Owner
Lyla Hay Owen ... Gray Ghost Inn Hostess
Sheri Tyrrell Brogdon ... Motel Girl
Kellee Kennedy ... Motel Girl
Bethlyn Gerard ... Motel Girl (as Bethlyn Weidler)
Allen McCarty ... Pageant MC
Jerri Lauridsen ... Baby Sitter
Clarence Davis ... Retirement Player
Tom Mullen ... Retirement Player
Thomas Rickman ... Terra-Turf Man (as Tom Rickman)
Claude File ... Conventioneer
Tody Bernard ... Man at Bar
Phillip Carter ... Gray Ghost Inn Customer (as Philip Carter)
Lewis A. Erber Jr. ... Broncos Coach
Melissa Massey ... 1981 Cindy
Sherrod Auxt ... 1981 Larry
Dan Borne ... Retirement Banquet MC
Jeb Quaid ... Young Tommy
Barbara Harris ... Cheerleader #1

Terrence Beasor ... Newsreel Announcer
John Erwin ... Redskins Announcer

Mitch Carter ... Redskins Color Man
Bob Neill ... Baseball Announcer
Jeffrey Atkins ... Football Player
Scott Bailey ... Football Player
Skee Bernhardt ... Football Player
Kenny Bordelon ... Football Player
Clifford Branch ... Football Player
Raymond Brock ... Football Player
Larry Brunson ... Football Player
Clinton Burrell ... Football Player
Raymond Chester ... Football Player
Chris Cruz ... Football Player
Daryl Daye ... Football Player
Michael Dellocono ... Football Player
David Ditthardt ... Football Player
Kirk Dodge ... Football Player
Gary Ebert ... Football Player

Clark Ellis ... Football Player
Timothy Erber ... Football Player
Lawrence Fitzmorris ... Football Player
Greg Fontenot ... Football Player
Tim Fox ... Football Player
Emile Guillot ... Football Player
Jordan Harding ... Football Player
Robert Hartwig ... Football Player
John Hazard ... Football Player
Paul Hood ... Football Player
Carlos Hornbrook ... Football Player
Timothy Joiner ... Football Player
John B. Jones ... Football Player
John Kamana ... Football Player
Ken Kells ... Football Player
Alex Knight ... Football Player
Chris Koenig ... Football Player
Randy Larose ... Football Player
James Laughlin ... Football Player
Robert Leary ... Football Player
Fred Lewis ... Football Player (as Freddie Lewis)

Robert Lewis ... Football Player
Rick Moser ... Football Player
Tracy Porter ... Football Player
Jimmy Stewart ... Football Player
Tim Sullivan ... Football Player
Steve Zabel ... Football Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Deborah Abbott ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Calliway Callicott ... Extra (uncredited)
Kevin Cavell ... Football Player (uncredited)

Stephanie Claire ... College Student (uncredited)

Ann Dalrymple ... Executive Secretary (uncredited)

Adam DiSpirito ... Football Player (uncredited)
Rusty Gregoire ... Son 3 (uncredited)
Charlie Farve Hayes ... Football Spectator (uncredited)
Davis Hotard ... Dancer at Party (uncredited)
Kim Pease ... Extra (uncredited)
Billy Scott ... Kid (uncredited)
Mason Wood ... Football Player (uncredited)

Michael Wozniak ... Friend of Grey (uncredited)

Directed by
Taylor Hackford 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Frank Deford (novel)

Thomas Rickman (screenplay) (as Tom Rickman)

Produced by
Stuart Benjamin .... executive producer
Alan C. Blomquist .... co-producer
Taylor Hackford .... producer
Ian Sander .... producer
Laura Ziskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Goldblatt 
 
Film Editing by
Don Zimmerman 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Joe Alves 
 
Art Direction by
George Jenson 
 
Set Decoration by
Rosemary Brandenburg 
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist (as Tom Case)
Virginia G. Hadfield .... hair stylist (as Virginia Hadfield)
Kevin Haney .... special makeup assistant
Paul Huntley .... wig maker
Susan V. Kalinowski .... hair stylist supervisor (as Susan Kalinowski)
Bob Mills .... makeup supervisor
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair designer: Ms. Lange
Dick Smith .... special makeup design
 
Production Management
Alan C. Blomquist .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Amundson .... second second assistant director (as Michael A. Amundson)
J. Tom Archuleta .... second assistant director
Jerry Ballew .... first assistant director
Steve Danton .... second assistant director
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... second second assistant director (as Linnea Wicklund)
 
Art Department
Larry Clark Bird .... property master
Robert Misetich .... stand-by painter
Paul Myerberg .... lead person
Marvin Salsberg .... construction coordinator
Sig Tingloff .... set designer
Ken Zimmerman .... assistant property master
Gail Briant .... signwriter (uncredited)
Jonas Kirk .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Stuart Spates .... property assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary D. Alexander)
Karen Baker Landers .... sound editor (as Karen M. Baker)
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (as James A. Bogardt)
Crew Chamberlain .... boom operator
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Roger Daniell .... sound mixer
Doreen A. Dixon .... supervising adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer
David L. Horton Jr. .... sound editor
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Osborne .... sound editor
Rich Steven .... sound editor
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Wexler .... production sound mixer
Jeff Wexler .... sound
Bill Wylie .... sound editor (as William J. Wylie)
Bruce Irvine .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Landerer .... special effects coordinator
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor: football unit
William Purcell .... special effects
 
Stunts
Rob Cutbirth .... stunts
Gary Davis .... stunt coordinator
Gary Davis .... stunts
Bob Elmore .... stunts (as Robert Elmore)
Michael Papajohn .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... camera operator
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip
Chuck Cohen .... second camera operator
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator
Harry Dial .... rigging gaffer
Brad Edmiston .... assistant camera
Emil Hampton .... assistant camera
Bill King .... assistant chief lighting technician
Geary McLeod .... first assistant camera
Hal Nelson .... grip
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (as Randy Nolan)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Baird Steptoe .... assistant camera
Mike Strong .... gaffer (as Michael Strong)
Tama Takahashi .... assistant camera: second camera
Bess Wiley .... second assistant camera
Bill Young .... key grip
Bob Boccaccio .... EPK camera (uncredited)
Bruce D. Spellman .... second company grip: football sequences (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra Dawes .... extras casting
Jo Doster .... location casting
Dee Cothern .... location casting consultant (uncredited)
Chris L. Spellman .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellis Cohen .... costumer
Joann Turnpaugh Lans .... costumer: women
Daniel J. Lester .... costume supervisor: men (as Dan Lester)
Betty M. Nowell .... costume supervisor: women
Buck Skelton .... costumer: men
James P. Cullen .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Howe .... assistant editor
Jim Prior .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Mark Indig .... location manager
Edward Bowen .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Marty Paich .... conductor
Joel Sill .... music supervisor
Curt Sobel .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Butch Chaney .... transportation captain
Darwin Joston .... transportation captain
Gary Littlefield .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Andrea Asimow .... vice president of development: New Visions
Jackie Bartkiewicz .... special consultant
Katherine E. Beyda .... production secretary
Carl Beyer .... office assistant
Sheldon Bivens .... tiger handler (as Dr. Sheldon Bivens)
John Caldwell .... production runner
Misty Carey .... production office coordinator
Thomas A. Davila .... assistant production accountant
Lewis A. Erber Jr. .... coach/technical advisor
Chris Silver Finigan .... production accountant
Chappy Hardy .... football crowd
Darryl Harmon .... location projectionist
Mark Herzog .... production runner
Jamie Kehoe .... craft service
Jeffrey S. Larisey .... tiger handler
Jerri Lauridsen .... production associate
Jenny Manriquez .... office assistant
Molly M. Mayeux .... production runner
Jon McBride .... special consultant
Odis McKinney .... assistant coach
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Frank O'Neill .... trainer
Dan Perri .... title designer
Marge Piane .... assistant: Mr. Hackford
Jane E. Russell .... production liaison
Donna Ryan .... special consultant (as Dr. Donna Ryan)
Don Thompson .... special consultant
Edna Tromans .... publicist
Henry Yamada .... special consultant (as Dr. Henry Yamada)
Beau Holden .... assistant: Dennis Quaid (uncredited)
Shauna L. Kroen .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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127 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the movie, the LSU Tigers won the mythical 1956 NCAA football championship and a trip to the Sugar Bowl. In reality, the team suffered through a dismal 3-7 season and were awarded no bowl invitations that year.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the black and white footage of the 1955 Sugar Bowl (as seen in flashback and newsreel footage and stated specifically as 1955 footage by the accompanying voice-over) a 1957 Sugar Bowl graphic design adorns the midfield.See more »
Quotes:
Babs Grey:[watching Gavin's first pro game] It's so rough!
Player's Wife #1:Yep, pro's a different game, honey. Not much rah-rah up here. Not like when you were homecoming queen back in... where was it?
Babs Grey:Louisiana. I was Magnolia Queen.
Player's Wife #2:Most of us were the queen of something. Now? We're just players' wives.
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You have to fall down in order to get back up., 11 September 2004
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

A very watchable impression of Frank DeFord's novel. The bigger they come the harder they fall. This story follows most of the life of Louisiana football legend Gavin Grey(Dennis Quaid). The "Grey Ghost" lived big with a life sustained by adoring football fans for his exploits on and off the football field. He married his number one fan and cheerleader Babs(Jessica Lange)who shared his glory, heartaches and tragedies. His brother Donnie(Timothy Hutton)and best friend Lawrence(John Goodman)tried to keep Grey grounded and at the same time kept him high on admiration. Carl Lumbly plays Narvel Blue who's competitive nature like Grey's built a strong friendship. As years passed, so did the glory wane...the football hero just had trouble realizing it. Like Elvis Presley once said "The image is one thing and the man is another. It's often hard for the man to live up to the image."

I've always liked Dennis Quaid and thought his cockiness made the role of a self-centered football player come easy. Impressing is the fact he did some of his own stunts and separated a collar bone taking a solid hit on the field. He looked like a natural. For the stunning Lange, she seemed flawless as the cheerleader with only one thing on her mind...her idol the "Grey Ghost". Marriage matured her, but at fault lived sharing the glory surrounding a Louisiana favorite son. Goodman deserves more credit than he usually gets. How can you not like his bosom buddy character? Retired pro, semi-pro and top college athletes provided the realism on the playing field. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy EVERYBODY'S ALL-American.

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