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The Heart of the Game (2005)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 7 July 2006 (USA)
A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play.

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A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play.

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THE HEART OF THE GAME captures the passion and energy of a Seattle high school girls' basketball team, the eccentricity of their unorthodox coach, and the incredible true story of one player's fight to play the game she loves. See more »

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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7 July 2006 (USA)  »

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$11,251 (USA) (9 June 2006)

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$444,687 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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Bill Resler: One of my favorite things that Jenny Wild ever said is after being in the weight room for two years she said, "Bill, we may not win every game this season but if we get into a fist fight, we'll win that."
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #14.98 (2006) See more »

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Written by M. Ludlum and The Angel (as Angel C.)
Performed by The Angel featuring Mystic
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You Can't Write This Stuff!
6 June 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Had the story in "The Heart of the Game" been a piece of fiction, I wouldn't have believed a word of it, and probably would've cursed Hollywood for continuing to insult the intelligence of moviegoers. As it's a documentary, however, it's quite extraordinary to have captured this particular story in the making. Kudos to the filmmakers for exceptional foresight and/or luck!

Sports movies have become a bit clichéd over time, but I really hope that won't deter anyone from seeing this very moving film. It successfully captures the emotions and spirit of being part of a team with a sense of vitality, humor, and love that I've rarely seen before. Coach Resler in particular is a joy to watch, and will no doubt inspire a generation of coaches to use nature specials when developing game plans.


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