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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

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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)  »

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$22,355,000 (USA)
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For the filming of Pete's team versus Bobby Knight's, the filmmakers had the teams play two games, from which they took bits and pieces to assemble what is seen in the film. Unlike the screen version, Knight's team prevailed in both games. See more »

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During Western's season finale against the Coast, about midway through the game a Coast player goes up for a dunk and in the background a side scoreboard clearly reads 00 as the score for Western. 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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14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Blue Chips looks at the greed, cheating, and winning at all costs in the world of college basketball. Nick Nolte plays the stressed out coach on the verge of his first losing season, who hits the road in search of new players not already signed by other big name schools. He finds three prospects, a Chicago sharp shooter (Anfernee Hardaway), a farm boy (Matt Nover), and a talented troublemaker (Shaquille O'Neal). All three, wise to the ways of college basketball recruitment, make excessive financial and lifestyle demands before they can be persuaded to come to the school; Nolte, already haunted by accusations of underhanded dealings, doesn't want to dig himself in any deeper, but has no choice if he wants to win again. Blue Chips is a very underrated sports movie, there are plenty of cameos from basketball stars (at the time) and legends you may enjoy.


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