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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 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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Written by The Tiger Swing Band 1938-Present
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Tells the true story!
28 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having lived in Massillon, OH for 25 years and raised my kids there, I can say that this movie captures the way it REALLY is. Football is a way of life there! When I first moved there I was amazed that a high school stadium could pack in 15,000 to 20,000+ (in a town of 35,000 population) people every weekend for a high school football game. In 1976, when I went to purchase tickets for myself and my kids to attend, I was shocked to have to pay $4.00 each for tickets. I never had to pay that much for my college football games. Little did I know at that time the significance of the infamous Massillon-McKinley game. I have never ever seen anything like it anywhere else!!! Many think that they overdo it...and I suppose they do...but there is nothing like the spirit & excitement at one of the games. It's something that I will NEVER forget!!! If you love sports...especially football... this is a film you must see!


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