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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 overview, first billed only:
Connie Nelson ...
Dee Hennigan ...
Gary Carter ...
Jonah Marsh ...
Val Lumpkin (as Lisa Peterson)
Rene Moreno ...
T.A. Taylor ...
Molly Norton ...
Tabitha Woods ...
Ivan Klousia ...
Lisa Lee Schmidt ...
Katherine Owens ...
Julie Mayfield ...


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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Release Date:

January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Late Bloomers ...lieber spät als nie  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.33 : 1
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A nice surprise, a sweet film.
2 June 2003 | by (boston) – See all my reviews

Yeah, its sort of movie of the week, but its sweet and well acted. More importantly, its two middle aged woman falling in love, neither look like super models, and yet its pretty damn sexy at parts (they play nude basketball at night in a really cute scene). I have to recommend this.

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