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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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Ray Griffen (as J. Leon Pridgen II)
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Coach Humes (as Mike Flippo)
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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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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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

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The Challenge - Die Herausforderung  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,004,026
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Abraham Benrubi and Omar Epps appeared on the television show ER (1994). See more »

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When Joe and Camille are riding Joe's motorcycle off-road, the tires on Joe's motorcycle in the close-up are knobby/off-road tires while in the shots from the profile they are clearly street tires. See more »

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Alvin's Tutor: Which two city-states fought in the Punic Wars?
Alvin Mack: I dunno, Detroit and Buffalo?
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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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what college football is really like
11 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a great football movie. Being a former college footballo player I can speak from experience of the pressures of the field and the perks you get off it. Craig Sheffer was outstanding as Joe Kane the star Quarterback dealing with demons, his demon was a big one alcohol. Kristy Swanson was great as Camile Joe's love interest. These two have excellent chemistry. Andrew Bryhanski roll as Lattimer was dead on. He played a steroid abuser perfectly. The best part of the movie is the last game when Latts makes the goal line play and The coach(played by James Caan) grabs him looks at him and they both know latts is back on the juice. All in all this is a outstanding movie and I would recommend it to anyone.


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