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Writers (WGA):
John Feinstein (book)
David W. Rintels (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 March 2002 (USA) See more »
"A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A captivating and emotional tour-de-force. See more (16 total) »


  (in credits order)

Brian Dennehy ... Bobby Knight

Al Thompson ... Delray Brooks

Benz Antoine ... Joby Wright

James Lafferty ... Steve Alford
Michael James Johnson ... Daryl Thomas
Dan Becker ... Dan Dakich
Patrick Williams ... Stew Robinson
Yorick Parke ... Andre Harris
Gary Hudson ... Ron Felling
Mike Weekes ... Todd Jadlow

Duane Murray ... Kohn Smith

Thomas Hauff ... Ed Williams

Phoenix Gonzales ... Charlene
Manfred Maretzki ... Joseph Wisnofsky
Chad Bruce ... Elisberg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Adamson ... President Ryan
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mrs. Harris
John Bluethner ... Reporter #4
Vince Doria ... Reporter #3

James Ferreira ... Extra / Crowd member
Patti D. Grayson ... Mrs. Alford

James Kirk ... Patrick Knight
James D. Kirk ... Patrick Knight
Arthur Lawrence Jr. ... Landon Turner
Robb Paterson ... Reporter #2
Digger Phelps ... Himself
Steve Ratzlaff ... Mr. Alford
Bob Ryan ... Reporter #1
Jessica Scott ... Beth
Chris Sigurdson ... Store Manager (as Christopher Sigurdson)
Ryan Sommerfeld ... Indiana Player
Warren Louis Wiltshire ... Reporter
Kevin Yeboah ... Basketball Player

Kalyn Bomback ... Background Performer (uncredited)
Myles Brand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cory Cassidy ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Edgar Governo ... Alto Sax Player, Indiana Hoosiers Pep Band (uncredited)

Michael Jordan ... Himself (player, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics) (uncredited)
Bobby Knight ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jennifer Mitchell ... Cheerleader (uncredited)
Bill Ryan ... Himself (uncredited)

Dick Vitale ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mandel 
Writing credits
John Feinstein (book)

David W. Rintels (teleplay)

Produced by
Scott W. Anderson .... supervising producer
Stanley M. Brooks .... executive producer
Joshua Butler .... co-executive producer
Chet Fenster .... co-executive producer
David W. Rintels .... co-producer
Mark Shapiro .... executive producer
Lewin Webb .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Steve Porcaro 
Cinematography by
Claudio Chea 
Film Editing by
Paul Carruthers 
Scott Vickrey 
Casting by
Beth Bowling 
Susan Glicksman 
Marjorie Lecker 
Kim Miscia 
Production Design by
Gordon Wilding 
Set Decoration by
Scott Rossell 
Costume Design by
Linda Kemp 
Makeup Department
Frances Hans .... assistant makeup artist
Amanda Kuryk .... assistant makeup artist
Diana Ladyshewsky .... key hair stylist: Mr. Dennehy
Jennifer Machnee .... assistant makeup artist
Pina Robinson .... assistant hair stylist
Joyce Wold .... makeup artist: Mr. Dennehy
Production Management
Olivia Duarte .... production supervisor: Los Angeles
Damian Ganczewski .... executive in charge of production
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Dave Mahoney .... production manager
Peter Rogaris .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Ronaldo Nacionales .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Berzuk .... assistant property master
Marc Gagnon .... set dresser
Tim Harding .... props
Tim Jansen .... construction coordinator
Karen Justl .... assistant art director
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Bill MacInnis .... set dresser
Gord Peterson .... graphics designer
Larry Spittle .... property master
Sound Department
Alek Bromke .... adr editor
Alek Bromke .... adr recordist
Richard Calistan .... adr mixer
Steve Copley .... foley recordist
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Steve Foster .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Hegedus .... dialogue editor
Jason MacNeill .... sound effects editor
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Joe Mancuso .... dialogue editor
Mark Orzel .... sound: second unit
James Porteous .... sound re-recording mixer
Dino Sciavone .... sound recordist
Dan Sexton .... sound effects editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Bill Turchinetz .... sound effects editor
Christine Watson .... audio post coordinator
Special Effects by
Tim Harding .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Calibre Digital Pictures
Mark Fordham .... head of matte painting
Noel Hooper .... lead digital compositor
Rainy Venne .... Flame artist
Camera and Electrical Department
John Durica .... daily electrician
Peter Franchella .... camera operator: second unit
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer
John Gilmore .... rigging gaffer
Joao Holowka .... best boy electric
Todd Irving .... first assistant camera (as J. Todd Irving)
Jonathan Kennedy .... stills assistant
Charles Konowal .... camera operator: second camera
Steven Morrison .... gaffer
Daniel Sauvé .... camera operator
Geoff Yates .... key grip
Casting Department
Kathy Driscoll .... casting: Winnipeg
Louise O'Brien-Moran .... extras casting
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia J. Henderson .... costume supervisor
Karen Kristalovich .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Rob Evans .... colorist
Sara Hyoun .... additional editor
Music Department
Joanie Diener .... music editor
Transportation Department
Donny Haldane .... driver
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... driver
Garry 'Diesel' Trosky .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Megan Basaraba .... set production assistant
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Dianne Domaratzki .... assistant to director
Adeline Elias .... production accountant
Ray Felipe .... script researcher
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Jason Gilmore .... production assistant
Scott Layton .... assistant production coordinator
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Tanya Mazur .... script supervisor
Bernard Narvey .... location manager
Michael Peleshok .... production assistant
David Porter .... chef
RoseAnna Schick .... special events coordinator
Cliff Sumter .... assistant location manager
William Sy .... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Colleen Wowchuk .... office production assistant

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Rated R for language
Brazil:87 min
Sound Mix:
USA:R | USA:TV-MA (TV version)

Did You Know?

This was the first movie by ESPN.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Bobby Knight:Playing my game is what got you here.See more »
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A captivating and emotional tour-de-force., 13 March 2002
Author: mhasheider from Sauk City, Wisconsin

Absorbing and highly interesting portrait of how Bobby Knight (Brian Dennehy) handled the numerous on-going dilemmas while coaching the Indiana Hoosiers during the tumultous 1985-86 season. I don't know anyone else who could handle playing "The General" besides Dennehy. Playing Bob Knight isn't exactly like playing a character from a William Shakespeare story. The atmosphere that is displayed here during any of the games, practices, or off the court isn't only real, but very bleak and unforgiving. The movie is based on a novel (of the same title) written by John Feinstein. I give the people at ESPN who decided to back the movie a lot of credit. A captivating and emotional tour-de-force.

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