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Believe in Me (2006)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 6 February 2006 (USA)
In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

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Clay Driscoll
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Jean Driscoll
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Ellis Brawley
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Hugh Moreland
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Myerson
Pamela Atherton ...
Ruth Selman
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Pat Thompson
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(Voice) Basketball TV Announcer
Paula Criss ...
Mrs. Blair
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Sadie York (as Marta McGonagle)
Stephanie Marie Delgado ...
Popular Girl
Camilla DeRamus ...
Mrs. Johnson
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Liz Blair
Sean Dugan ...
The Heckler
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Jim Stovall
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Girls? The thought of coaching them seems preposterous to Clay Driscoll (earnest newcomer Jeffrey Donovan), who travels to Middleton, Okla., in the 1960s prepared to coach the varsity boys' team. But that position is filled, so he's forced to coach the girls' team -- the Lady Cyclones. Faced with an under-performing crew of untrained players, the coach begins to treat the girls like boys. They run laps in a closed gym and practice shots and plays they've never tried before -- and eventually their "old-fashioned grit" leads them to a Cinderella season culminating with the state championships. Along their way, Driscoll and the girls overcome several obstacles, most of all, gaining a fan base. Meanwhile, big man in town Ellis Brawley (Bruce Dern) can't stand Driscoll and his newfangled idea of empowering female athletes. Of course, the Lady Cyclones are up to the task of proving Brawley wrong. Driven by their caring young coach, the girls determine to play as hard as the boys, even ... Written by Froshi

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Never let them tell you what you can't do.

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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$81,569, 11 March 2007

Gross USA:

$208,565, 1 April 2007
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2.35 : 1
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The character of Clay Driscoll is based on the legendary girls' coach from Oklahoma, Jim Keith. See more »

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In the shot of downtown Oklahoma City, the skyline features the Ford Center, not built until the early 2000s. See more »

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14 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

met young actress Anne in Knoxville where she was attending a LadyVols practice after going to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame with her family- such a gorgeous young woman and so down to earth, AND a special actress~ This is an interesting story especially as it is true. Was interested to talk to young people after the movie who had no idea that "girls couldn't play" not so long ago. We have definitely come a long long way!

As far as the acting, they were pretty good but young actress Anne stood out- perhaps because of the deep personal meaning this movie had for her (she is a former player- coached by her dad- sis also former player coached by dad- AND mom and grammama both played!!)

It is clear to see the whole family is special. We all had to run down and see the movie and it is great! excellent time spent~ highly recommend it esp if you are into women's bb or sports herstory~


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