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That Championship Season (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  6 June 1999 (USA)
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Four former high school basketball champions and their coach come together annually to celebrate the year they won the Pennsylvania State Basketball Championship. But this year, instead of ... See full summary »

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Four former high school basketball champions and their coach come together annually to celebrate the year they won the Pennsylvania State Basketball Championship. But this year, instead of the usual whimsical nostalgia they usually experience, the former friends and teammates unleash all their secrets on each other so that the foundation of their lives begins to crumble. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong language including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »
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The setting of the film's source "That Championship Season" play by Jason Miller according to its introduction read "1973. The Coach's house, somewhere in the Lackawanna Valley". See more »

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Version of That Championship Season (1982) See more »

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I liked it, but most people might not.
12 June 2003 | by (Orlando, USA) – See all my reviews

Four former basketball teammates meet up at their coaches house after some time and remnisce (I bet that's spelled wrong) about the good old days. Eventually, it turns into a cynical, upsetting night with the only guy making sense being the alcoholic, Tom (Gary Sinise).

This was based on a stage play, so putting it into film was probably an odd experience. I never saw the original film version, so I can't compare the two. But in this film, most of what we see goes on in one location, so there's mostly dialogue. The dialogue is excellent because of the actors (Sinise, Shalhoub, D'Onofrio especially), so you'll like this if you like 'talking movies'. If you're into movies with more action, then this probably won't be for you.


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