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That Championship Season -- 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.


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Writers (WGA):
Jason Miller (play)
Jason Miller (teleplay)
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Release Date:
6 June 1999 (USA) See more »
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Vincent D'Onofrio ... Phil Romano

Terry Kinney ... James Daly

Tony Shalhoub ... George Sitkowski

Gary Sinise ... Tom Daley

Paul Sorvino ... Coach

Joe Bays ... Cop

Susan M. Carr ... Helen
Denise Kaye ... Marion

Carol Lawrence ... Claire's Mother

Jerri Manthey ... Claire (as Jerri Lynn London)
Nick Risher ... James, Jr. (as Nicolas Risher)
Jeff Rogers ... Hammond Basketball Player

Bill Sorvino ... Clerk
Frank Lozano ... Game Announcer (as Frank Rodriguez)
Louis L. Weiss ... Old Violin Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raja Collins ... Basketball player (uncredited)

Gailard Sartain ... High School Principal (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Sorvino 
Writing credits
Jason Miller (play)

Jason Miller (teleplay)

Produced by
Steve Greener .... producer
Jeremiah Samuels .... co-producer
Gary Sinise .... executive producer
Original Music by
Larry Blank 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees 
Film Editing by
Leo Trombetta 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
John DeCuir Jr. 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Brill 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
Makeup Department
Emjay Olson .... hair department head
James Ryder .... makeup artist: Vincent D'Onofrio
Production Management
Conrad Hool .... production manager
Mel Swope .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Tom Archuleta .... first assistant director
Kevin Duncan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ron Churchman .... propmaker foreman
Steven E. Eyrse .... head painter
Steven E. Eyrse .... scenic artist
Robert A. Maisto .... construction coordinator (as Bobby Maisto)
Michael Kocurek .... carpenter (uncredited)
Douglas Machala .... set dresser (uncredited)
George Maya .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Cormac Funge .... supervising sound editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Thomas Jones .... adr supervisor
David Kelson .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michelle Crenshaw .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anthony M. Gutierrez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Rothkowitz .... second assistant camera
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Sean Higgins .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
David D. Scott .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Suzanne Surtees .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katina Le Kerr .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Fletcher Sheridan .... playback singer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Lynnet Price .... assistant coordinator
Marty Elfalan .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Peter Friedlander .... assistant: Gary Sinise (uncredited)
Ken Struck .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
David Thornsberry .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong language including some sex-related dialogue
130 min
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Did You Know?

Actor Paul Sorvino, was nominated for the 1973 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for this tele-movie's source "That Championship Season" play by Jason Miller and recreated his stage role in the original cinema movie _That Championship Season (1982)_, and then directed this tele-movie remake.See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I liked it, but most people might not., 12 June 2003
Author: chthon2 from Orlando, USA

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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