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Possums (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 13 June 1998 (USA)
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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Wilbur 'Will' Clark
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Elizabeth Clark
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Jake Malloy (as Gregory Coolidge)
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Mayor Charlie Lawton
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Orville Moss
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Sarah Jacobs (as Monica Creel)
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John Clark
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Bob
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Zac Sherman ...
Mark Bond
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Calvin (as Nathan Brooks Burgess)
Kyle Moody ...
Kevin Burns
Ian Bennett ...
Paul Rowlett
David Hunt Stafford ...
Coach Tuley
Rodney Lay ...
Earl
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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 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.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language
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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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The town of Nowata OK is a real place in Northeast Oklahoma. The real Nowata high school football team is called the "Ironmen". See more »

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Great Family fun for people who still think anything is possible
13 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you love football and small town people, you will love the temporary insanity of the Nowata, Oklahoma people who don't let reality dictate. They are not insane really, just hopelessly hopeful. There are some great unpredictable story lines that underly the plot, and it is perfect family entertainment. The only weakness in the plot was that the movie didn't go far enough into the aftermath of their football season...the film left us wanting to see more and know more about what happened next. Still, even knowing that, I would still want to see the movie because it is ideal family entertainment.

As soon as we finished the movie, I went online to find out if the movie was based upon a real story...I had hoped so, and I would have then gladly visited Nowata, OK to find out more, but alas, the movie was not billed as being a take off on reality, but more of a fantastical take-off from reality.

I will still remember Nowata, northeast of Tulsa, because of the film, and the filming used lots of people from that general vicinity, so it is easy to believe the events in this film COULD have happened. Our 13 and 9 year old boys loved the movie and we let them stay up late on a school night to let them watch it. (That is rare for us to do). We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. The world needs a lot more entertainment that holds the interest of all age groups. It was the first football movie I have seen my wife enjoy, because it is less about football than it is about people of hope.


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