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Late Bloomers (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | January 1996 (USA)
High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process.

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Cast

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Connie Nelson ...
Dee Hennigan ...
Gary Carter ...
Jonah Marsh ...
Val Lumpkin (as Lisa Peterson)
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Ivan Klousia ...
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The story of two ordinary women in their mid years, who live deep in the bible belt, populated by square teachers, libidinous students and home to suburban monotony. Carly is a married woman with two kids, who works as the school secretary; Dinah is the single, lonely math teacher who coaches the girls' basketball team. Long time disinterest between the women perchance evolves in to a series of one-on-one basketball games, during which the two women grow closer physically and emotionally, until one heated game ends spontaneously in a kiss. The outcry from family, friends and the community as the relationship between these two women blooms, creates a timely story in which is woven the notion of family, of gay relationships and which raises the banner of gay marriage. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Late Bloomers ...lieber spät als nie  »

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$13,749 (USA) (27 June 1997)

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$34,891 (USA) (4 July 1997)
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Quotes

Ron Lumpkin: Don't worry.
Carly Lumpkin: Why shouldn't I worry?
Ron Lumpkin: It makes you eat and then you gain weight.
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Riding Heaven's Wave
Written by Suzanne Ciani
Performed by Suzanne Ciani
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What's the story, Wishbone?
17 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I came upon this movie by accident while channel surfing one morning. At first, I thought it was an "Afterschool Special," being repeated, but the midnight basketball session dispelled that idea. I'm glad to see this film was shown during the day, when people can actually see it, rather than played in the middle of the night, when the world is sleeping. It's hard to play this story out without making some aspect of it melodramatic: but I give the cast an "A+" for making me care how it all would end. (Hey: Didn't I see some of the 'Wishbone' players in this one?)


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