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The Program (1993)

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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Camille Shafer
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Bud-Lite Kaminski
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Jon Pennell ...
Bobby Collins (as Jon Maynard Pennell)
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Louanne (as Joey Adams)
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Joe's Father
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Leon Pridgen ...
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 tail back. 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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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Challenge - Die Herausforderung  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,004,026 (USA)
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Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson and Andrew Bryniarski would all co star together in Higher Learning (1995) See more »

Goofs

Coach Winters picks up Darnell Jefferson's helmet twice after he is hurt in the team's first practice 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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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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Independent
Written by Phil Rind
Performed by Sacred Reich
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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