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The Program (1993)

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Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Kane
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Camille Shafer
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Bud-Lite Kaminski
Duane Davis ...
Alvin Mack
Jon Pennell ...
Bobby Collins (as Jon Maynard Pennell)
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Louanne (as Joey Adams)
J.C. Quinn ...
Joe's Father
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Ray Griffen (as J. Leon Pridgen II)
Michael Flippo ...
Coach Humes (as Mike Flippo)
Jeff Portell ...
Reporter #1
Ernest Dixon ...
Coach Clayton
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Storyline

A college football coach is told by his bosses that unless they do better this season it could be his last. To bolster the team he recruits a talented wide receiver. A female student is assigned to help him assimilate with college life and that includes doing his studies because he spent his whole life just playing football. And he finds himself attracted to her and she already has a boyfriend who is also on the team but he might be more concern about losing his position than losing her to him. And the coach has to deal with his other players' situations like the team's quarterback who deals with his father being distant by drinking and it eventually gets him in trouble. And one of the team's defensive players is obviously using steroids but passes the drug tests. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Pressure surrounds them. Competition divides them. Talent unites them. A story of what it takes to survive... See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Juego peligroso  »

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$23,004,026 (USA)
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Trivia

Some of the more prominent extras have names on the back of their football jerseys that are of the crew. Clearly visible are WARD (writer/director David S. Ward), KLOPP (set decorator Kathe Klopp) and McLAGLEN (first assistant director Josh McLaglen). See more »

Goofs

When Darnell fumbles the football in the first practice and Coach Winters picks it up and tells him "how wonderful it would be if we still had the ball," the threads on the ball alternate from pointing up to pointing down. See more »

Quotes

Alvin Mack: All you need to know is how to sign an NFL contract... period.
Darnell Jefferson: I know man but I promised the Rev. I'd get a degree, I don't wanna let him down.
Alvin Mack: Whatchu think nigga... you gonna be on the supreme court?
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Features SportsCenter (1979) See more »

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Lay Down Your Love
Written by Mark Maeller and Andy Goldmark
Performed by Marc Nelson
Courtesy of Andy Goldmark Productions
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Put the women and children to bed...
15 April 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The Program is an extremely pumped up look at college football and at individual players on a college team. Speaking from experience as a college player, most of the things in this movie are grossly exaggerrated (no teammates I played with ever wanted me to spit in their mouth). However, there are a few revealing moments in this movie that capture life on a college football program. Standard performances, directing and screenplay are adequate in this film, but its true enjoyment will be by those who have participated in organized football, especially college. A rating of 7 out of 10 was given.


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