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Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 18 February 1994 (USA)
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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Jenny Bell
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Happy
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Ed
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Lavada McRae
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Butch McRae
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Ricky Roe
Cylk Cozart ...
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Anthony C. Hall ...
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Jack
Bill Cross ...
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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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If You're Going To Win At Any Cost, Be Prepared To Pay The Price See more »

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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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Trivia

At the end both Neon and Butch McRae, played respectively by Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway leave school early to play pro ball. In real life both O'Neal and Hardaway left school early and played pro ball; ironically together early in their careers. See more »

Goofs

When Neon was in the classroom playing with the children he was shown picking up a child with a Barry Bonds Jersey on (#25). When Jenny Bell turned to him and said "Neon, please try not to step on the children", he was then holding a different child. See more »

Quotes

Pete Bell: You took the purest thing in your life and corrupted it, for what? For what?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Dolphin Fight Song (Reprise)
by Jed Leiber
Performed and produced by Nile Rodgers
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An Excellent Basketball Movie
14 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Yes, I would admit that this movie is not THE greatest basketball movie of all time. I suppose Hoosiers would get that title. The only real pet-peave I had is that the basketball players such as Penny, Shaq, and Matt are not exactly Shakespearean actors. Of course, their athletic ability is perfect for their parts and the movie covers their acting deficiencies enough with plenty of playing scenes including numerous dunks by Shaq. I'm a huge college b-ball fan and the cameos including Pitino, Knight, Tark, and Dicky V give the movie a better sense of realism. Knight was certainly great at playing himself, which involves yelling-cursing at the players and refs. Nick Nolte makes this movie, however. He comes off thoroughly convincing as a veteran college coach who is facing the twilight of his career and considers illegal recruiting tactics to get a winning team again. The series of the movie with his recruiting visits is the best part. He did a great job at kissing up to the players and parents. Now is this movie realistic? I don't know for sure, but it was still entertaining and fun to watch nonetheless.


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