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Possums (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  13 June 1998 (USA)
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Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilbur 'Will' Clark
Elizabeth Clark
Jake Malloy
Mayor Charlie Lawton
Orville Moss
Sarah Jacobs (as Monica Creel)
John Clark
Zac Sherman
Nathan Burgess ...
Kyle Moody ...
Kevin Burns
Ian Bennett ...
Paul Rowlett
David Hunt Stafford ...
Coach Tulley
Rodney Lay ...


Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to cancel the football program. But when his imaginary teams starts to contend for the state championship, he not only must deal with the real state champs, but he must reckon with the hopes and dreams of the people of Nowata as well. Written by bob the moo

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Never let reality stand in your way.


Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language




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13 June 1998 (USA)  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)

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Every single referee seen in the film during the Nowata football games, without exception, is played by the same actor, Darryl Cox. See more »

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far better than its mediocre rating suggests
27 February 2005 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this film with my 11 year old grandson and we both enjoyed it a lot.

On the surface it is pretty similar to the standard Disney small town saga. There is the bumbling middle aged parent, the high school in-crowd looming over the new boy in town. There's the venal mayor and the greedy developer. There is the standard conflict of generations between father and son. And, of course, there's the cute girl whom the new boy is crazy about but is afraid to ask out.

But as things turn out the bumbling hero doesn't need any magic or duex machina to move things his way. He is quietly persistent, aware of his follies, and knows when to back off. The new kid in town is accepted in short order, both by the town's perennial loser of a football team and by the pretty girl. And wonder of wonders, the female teen love interest is an honest to goodness pretty girl, not some Britney clone.

The plot and writing stumble a bit toward the end but the ending is both satisfying and believable.

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