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A Season on the Brink (2002)

"A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight ... See full summary »

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Bobby Knight
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Delray Brooks
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Joby Wright
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Steve Alford
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Daryl Thomas
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Kohn Smith
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Ed Williams
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Charlene
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Joseph Wisnofsky
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"A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the team and its practices, meetings, and huddles. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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10 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Más allá del juego  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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This was the first movie by ESPN. See more »

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A majority of the game sequences were shot at the now torn down Winnipeg Arena, standing in for Assembley Hall in Bloomington Indiana. In one scene where Bobby Knight is kneeling while talking to players on the sidelines, above his head can be seen championship banners of the defunct Winnipeg Jets hockey team. See more »

Quotes

Kohn Smith: [Speaking to Daryl Thomas] When he's calling you an asshole, don't listen. When he tells you why you're an asshole, listen.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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Roughing it with Bobby Knight and the Hoosiers.
4 April 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

ESPN attempts to give us a look at the inside wheeling and dealings of the charismatic coach Bobby Knight(Brian Dennehy)whipping an Indiana Hoosier team into shape to compete in the 1985-86 basketball season. Knight is the vocal point of the project and there are some good scenes where real game footage is used. Interest is moderate and it is odd watching a candy coated, but nonetheless brash vision of the ballsy coach. Dennehy seems at ease with the role and some good performances are turned in by Al Thompson, James Lafferty, Michael James Johnson and Yorick Park as Indiana team members. Not as impressive as a three pointer, but worth a trip to the free throw line.


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