White stars as Reggie Knox, a pro football player who retires, frustrated because he hasn't won a championship. Knox begins coaching a Portland, Ore., high school football program, where he...
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White stars as Reggie Knox, a pro football player who retires, frustrated because he hasn't won a championship. Knox begins coaching a Portland, Ore., high school football program, where he befriends a troubled student. Written by
The only thing missing was a big budget...and better acting
The story itself was inspiring. It was clearly low budget by Hollywood standards which means anyone watching would have to get past the limited number of top notch professional actors, writers and film crew. Judged on the story alone it was excellent. The premise of the film that a professional football star would decide to leave fame and fortune to "make a difference in one young person's life" highlights the message that sometimes making a difference mean sacrifice. Interwoven into the plot is Reggie White showing how strong principles, belief in oneself and a solid foundation makes the difference between success and failure. Not only for his character, but for the students he taught and the other coaches and staff. This movie covers it all. Leading by example, fear of failure, a strong marriage in difficult times, family bonding through hardship, forgiveness, paying the price for doing the right thing...even learning from Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita).
This was the first film I see listed for the writer/director. So taking that into consideration this movie is amazing. I would love to see this story done again with better writing & directing so all that's great about it could be easily seen.
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