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The Program (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  24 September 1993 (USA)
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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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Joe Kane
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Camille Shafer
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Bud-Lite Kaminski
Duane Davis ...
Alvin Mack
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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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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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From Different Worlds They Come To Prove Themselves In The Gritty World Of College Football. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$23,004,026 (USA)
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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 »

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When Camille calls Joe in rehab, Camille hangs up the phone but you can still hear a dial tone. See more »

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Steve Lattimer: I don't know, its the battle, the going to war with the other guys, hanging together, having our own dorm, staying in hotels the night before the games, setting ourselves apart, being different than everybody else, having a chance to be somebody, to do something that people look up to you for, your strength, your courage, not everybody can play football... were the lucky ones
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Lay Down Your Love
Written by Mark Maeller and Andy Goldmark
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Great Football Film.
25 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great college football film. The cast clicked and the direction was outstanding. This film takes you behind the scenes as to what goes on in College Football. The politics, the drugs, the drinking, the pressure involved, and just the work ethic and what it takes to be a good Football team. Great value as far as the locations, the football games seemed so real, with the crowds, very convincing movie. I loved it all the way around. If people dislike this movie, it is probably due to wishing their doing better things with their lives. I agree with a comment, this is one of the best football films of the 90's. Without a doubt. Check it out. You will not be disappointed.

Great performances by Caan, Berry, Epps, and most of the others.


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