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Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  18 February 1994 (USA)
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A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pete Bell
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Jenny Bell
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Happy
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Ed
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Lavada McRae
Bob Cousy ...
Vic
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Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway ...
Butch McRae
Matt Nover ...
Ricky Roe
Cylk Cozart ...
Slick
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Tony
Kevin Benton ...
Jack
Bill Cross ...
Freddie
Marques Johnson ...
Mel
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Marty
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Storyline

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around. Written by Rob Hartill

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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18 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Basta vincere  »

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$22,355,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Nick Nolte shadowed coach Bobby Knight during Indiana's 1992 season to prepare for this role. He was in attendance for Indiana's '92 senior night. See more »

Goofs

Algiers, Louisiana was portrayed as being in a rural setting. Algiers is actually an urban neighborhood in the 15th Ward of New Orleans. See more »

Quotes

[Slick talking about Neon]
Slick: I'm not going to bullshit you Pete. He ain't no brain surgeon all right. He took the SAT recently and scored a 520 out of a possible 1600.
Pete Bell: 520? You get 400 for just spelling your name correctly.
Slick: That's it, he messed up on his name.
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Baby Please Don't Go
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One of Nolte's best!
14 June 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I think this film is very underrated! Nick Nolte gives a perfect performance as coach Pete Bell who can't decide between the legal and the illegal way to get some excellent players to make his team better. Finally success will be more important than his own honor and he chooses the wrong way when accepts the help of Happy. This movie shows the inner changes of Pete Bell (with his weakness)and problems that coaches have to face when they try to be honest. I liked the play of Penny Hardaway and Shaq O' Neal in spite of that they don't give an unforgettable performance. 'Blue Chips' is a very exciting basketball movie with Nolte's lovable character!


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