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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

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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  »

Box Office

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$23,004,026 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was filmed at the University of South Carolina and features their Williams-Brice Stadium, as well as locations around Columbia. See more »

Goofs

When Darnell meets Autumn in the library for a tutoring lesson, he isn't carrying the football. In the next shot of him, Darnell is seen with the football in his right arm. See more »

Quotes

Alvin Mack: Hey 23, don't think I don't recognize you, you poo-butt motherfucker! Hey pay attention when I'm talking to you, nigga!
Mississippi Tailback: What?
Alvin Mack: You're the guy who shot my mother aren't you?
Mississippi Tailback: Shut up man, you know I never knew your mother.
Alvin Mack: You were trying to steal her car, you cocksucker. You didn't think I was going to find you nigga, but I got you now, nigga. I'm gonna bust your gut open and watch you die!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Zombie Nightmare (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Little Funky Thang
Written by Jamey Jazz (as Jamey Jaz) and Ren Toppard
Performed by Jamey Jazz (as Jamey Jaz)
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
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Testosterone is football
30 July 1998 | by (Delhi, NY) – See all my reviews

No other football movie has made that remark more truthful than this one. I think this movie touches on an interesting topic but never probes any further. College football must have some dirty little secrets and this movie shows what a few might be. If they had put a little more emphasis on characters this would have been great. Although being a great football fan the action was pretty good anyway.


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