The film's source "That Championship Season" play by Jason Miller won a number of key awards in including the Pulitzer Prize in Drama; the Tony Award for Best Play; the New York Drama Critics Circle Award; the Outer Critics Circle Award and the National Summer Stock Award.
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.
Jason Miller was working as an actor on the set of The Exorcist (1973) and engrossed in his priest role when he was informed that he had won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for writing this film's source play "That Championship Season".
Second of two filmed versions of Jason Miller's play "That Championship Season". This tele-movie was made and released about seventeen years after the first version, That Championship Season (1982), which was made for the cinema.
This tele-movie was made and released about twenty-seven years after its source play of the same name by Jason Miller had been first performed in 1982. Miller also wrote the tele-play for this tele-movie as well as the screenplay for the first That Championship Season (1982) movie.
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.