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The Junction Boys (2002)

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

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Cast

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Paul 'Bear' Bryant
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Johnny Haynes
Fletcher Humphrys ...
Skeet Keeler
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Claude Gearheart
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Smokey Harper
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Luke Mason
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Perch
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Pine
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Mike Hess
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Coach Gilmore
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Coach Betch
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Recruiting Coach
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Dwayne Hess
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Nervous Alum
Kim Knuckey ...
Good Ol' Boy Alum
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Storyline

Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

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Drama | Sport

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14 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Jogadores do Texas  »

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Trivia

With the movie being filmed in Australia, virtually all of the young men playing prospective Aggie football players were Australian. Therefore, all of the Texas accents - as convincing as they might've been - were indeed fake. See more »

Goofs

During one of the practice scenes at Junction, a current-day, padded belt designed to protect the ribs can be seen underneath a players' jersey. This piece of football equipment was not available in 1954. See more »

Quotes

Bear Bryant: [as Hinshaw's broken arm is being mended] Serves you right for getting married, Hinshaw. All your football's runnin' out the end of your prick!
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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A little hokey but with a heart of gold
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film reminds me of a movie from a different era. Its got a kind of innocence around it and isn't the usual pretentious Hollywood tripe. Yes you can find fault with some of the actors, with some of the details, and so on. However the film is easy to sink into and go to another place for a while. The actors enjoyed their work and its shows, the setting and story is compelling, especially if you are a Bear Bryant fan or know about football in Texas.

The film has a heart and the sum of the experience is greater than the individual parts. Also it has moments of extremely poignant emotion as the team is broken down and the Coach shows his dark side. Or is there meaning to the madness? The film gives the viewer the space to decide for themselves. It is never preachy.

No this isn't a 'big' movie, it isn't a glitzy movie, but then again it doesn't try too hard to impress. Its a humble movie that I found enjoyable. If the subject matter interests you I recommend the film.


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