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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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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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$22,355,000 (USA)
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The crew, including Shaquille O'Neal stayed at the Howard Johnson in Lafayette, Indiana for two weeks during filming. 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

Pete Bell: You know, some place in America right now, there's some 10-year-old kid. He's out there on that playground, and he's playing, he's dribbling between his legs, he's going left, he's going right, he's already above the rim, and he's stuffing it home. And you know what's going to happen to this kid? Five minutes from now he's gonna be surrounded by ya. Agents, corporate sponsors, and coaches, I mean, people like me just drooling over this kid because he holds our future employment in his hands. I ...
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Acts 2 (Power Lord)
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My favorite basketball movie ever.
30 September 1998 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

Blue Chips is a great basketball movie. It features great, realistic basketball action filmed at normal speed using low angles so you can't tell they are acting. Nick Nolte is fantastic as Coach Pete Bell with so many great quotes I couldn't list them all here. Directed by William Friedkin, (The Exorcist) Blue Chips really uses it basketball players well. Athletes are probably the worst actors in the world, but in this movie they do most of their acting on the court so it really works. The action is told almost exclusively through Nick Nolte's point of view and his inner conflict with breaking the collegiate rules is stressed heavily. Also features memorable performances by J.T. Walsh as Happy, and cameos by countless college basketball players and coaches and a very entertaining cameo by Larry Bird. I strongly recommend you watch this movie, it's the best basketball movie ever!


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