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Writers (WGA):
Jason Miller (play)
Jason Miller (teleplay)
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Release Date:
6 June 1999 (USA) See more »
Four former high school basketball champions and their coach come together annually to celebrate the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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The movie' source "That Championship Season" play made its debut off-Broadway at the Estelle Newman Theatre on 2nd May 1972 and ran for 144 performances until 3rd September 1972. The production then transferred from off-Broadway to Broadway.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Worth a Watch, 12 June 1999
Author: Tam ( from LaSalle, Illinois

This movie is based on a play, and is the second adaptation of this work. Paul Sorvino plays the basketball coach of a team of players that against all odds took home the championship 20 years ago. They have all met for a reunion. Terry Kinney plays James, a Junior High principal, and will quickly get on your nerves with all his whining and feel sorry for me role. Vincent D'Onofrio, as Phil, plays an obnoxious businessman with just the right amount of "money" cockiness. Tony Shalhoub is George, the current Mayor of the town, and appears to be on the verge of some sort of breakdown. Gary Sinise plays Tom, a writer, turned alcoholic, and in my opinion, is excellent in the role. While they are all suppose to be celebrating their championship, conflicts, jealousy, and fighting abound. As the men come to terms with what was, and is now, they are forced to look at their lives in a non-pleasant way. It's unusual to have a group of men talking and crying about what could have been, and I found it interesting watching them relate to each other. It's not the best movie I've seen, but it's certainly good enough for a viewing.

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