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Go Tigers! (2001)

R  |   |  Documentary, Sport  |  20 January 2001 (USA)
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"Go Tigers!" is a rare behind-the-scenes chronicling of a remarkable season for the Massillon Tigers high school football team, played out in a small rustbelt town that draws its identity ... See full summary »

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"Go Tigers!" is a rare behind-the-scenes chronicling of a remarkable season for the Massillon Tigers high school football team, played out in a small rustbelt town that draws its identity from football. During the course of the season, THREE YOUNG STARS emerge who are forced to carry the burden of the town and their teammates as they confront their uncertain future. Written by Anonymous

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Massillon Ohio: Where they live, breathe and eat football.

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Rated R for language and a scene of teen drinking

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$64,479 (USA) (21 September 2001)

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$151,692 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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Ellery Moore: You know, people walk around and they say 'Oh, I'm from New York.', and you're like 'So what? I'm from Massillon.', you know?
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References Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) See more »

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Tiger Rag
Written by George 'Red' Bird
Performed by The Massillon Tiger Swing Band
Courtesy of Massillon Washington High School
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all too true
19 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wonder how many of those kids, and that's what they were at the time, got a minor for drinking and partying after the games---my guess is none. I love how you all come on here to support your town, that's super. You have a multi-million dollar football complex. You have a live tiger as a mascot. You get $5+ a head for admission for games not to mention the profits from concessions. Yet you need to tax your citizens to keep the school out of debt? As one player commented "They wont pass it because we had a losing record" Holding back a CHILD so they can be bigger and stronger for a game is a shame and the parents of those CHILDREN should be publicly humiliated for their complete lack of respect for education. While it may seem harsh of me to be saying these things it's all too true in many small towns across America. I think that was the point this doc was trying get across and it did a wonderful job. PS--I love the shot of the big jock puking up a beer bong then asking for another beer.


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