United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she's a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl's ... See full summary »

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Bobbie Dean
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Leonard 'Squeaky' Pittman
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Carlton Bluford
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Melissa
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Coach Layden
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Pete White
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Dickie Burke
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Myra Dean
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Mr. Sanderson
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Will White
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Howard Sanderson
Elisabeth Lund ...
Wanda
Paul Mulder
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United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she's a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl's basketball, that has restricted rules and is hardly taken serious by anyone. When Bobbie is helping her father making a delivery, some boys are playing ball. They assume she is a boy and when they see her play they want her on their college team. But when Bobbie's secret eventually gets out, there are people who are willing to use any means necessary to ensure she never touches a ball in man's basketball again. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The most important part of winning is believing in yourself.

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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cute film that deserves to be picked up for distribution!
3 January 2003 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

i saw the world premiere of this film in the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and got to interview and talk to Lindsay, who played the main character of Bobbie Dean. She was great, the whole film was really good. It was about a talented basketball player in the 50s, who was not allowed to play on any official teams because she was a girl. Bobbie first masks her gender to be allowed to play, then is convinced by one coach who believes in her, to fight to be allowed to play as a girl. Her school even takes legal action to prevent her from playing. This film is inspiring, and deserves to be picked up and distributed!


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