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A Good Movie!
wtl471629 from United States
4 February 2008
I wish it would be televised more. It was a short one hour television
movie based on Vince Lombardi's life and is mainly set in his first two
years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers and it is good. Ernest
Borgnine did an awesome job as Coach Lombardi. I remember several
articles about the movie that pointed out interesting facts. In fact it
has been pointed out that before Vince became a head coach people would
tell him that he looked like the actor Ernest Borgnine. What was also
ironic is that during Vince's glory years as head coach of the Packers
Ernest was not a big football fan because he was busy making movies
several of them overseas. Several actual Packer players were
consultants and it was said they were in awe of Borgnine and his
resemblance to Coach Lombardi. This is one great movie and it does have
actual films of some games and well worth seeing. I haven't seen it in
a while but it is shown on TV once in a while but you have to be alert.
I will post the time if I ever find out. Don't miss this one. One thing
Mr. Borgnine said before the movie was aired about Coach Lombardi "I
hope I have done the man justice." He did and did a great job.
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