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The Mighty Macs (2009)

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In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.



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Credited cast:
Cathy Rush
Mother St. John
Frankie Sharkey
Sister Sister
Mary Margaret O'Malley
Rosemary Keenan
Julius Moore
Mrs. Ballard
Monsignor Assistant
Colleen McCann
Lizanne Caufield


It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time, and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women's basketball. In the lead up to this historical season, major universities are preparing their game plans to win that first title. Meanwhile a tiny all-women's Catholic college in Philadelphia has a more modest goal: find a coach before the season begins. Providentially, Cathy Rush is about to find Immaculata College. Recently married, Cathy is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she's willing to do the hard work necessary to help her new team reach their goals-or perhaps she's just trying to achieve her unfulfilled dreams through them. From the beginning, her challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams Immaculata will face on the court. Cathy learns there is no ... Written by Anonymous

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She dared to dream. They dared to believe.


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Release Date:

21 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Our Lady of Victory  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$963,221 (USA) (21 October 2011)


$1,889,522 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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Did You Know?


Early in the film, when the girls are in the library talking about joining the basketball team, one girl explains that her boyfriend gave her his letter jacket and she shows the others. It says "O'Hara" on the back. Writer/Director Tim Chambers graduated from Cardinal O'Hara high school in Springfield, Delaware County, PA. See more »


Basketball scoreboard displays [POSSESSION] indicating which team is to receive the ball at next change of possession (jump ball). The events occur in 1972. The alternating possession arrow rule went into effect in college basketball in 1981. See more »


Sister Sunday: Not only is change possible; it's as vital as breathing.
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formulaic and sincere
19 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's 1971 at the all-girls Immaculata College outside of Philidelphia. Mother St. John (Ellen Burstyn) hires Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) to be the basketball coach. There is no real money, the gym burnt down, and the college is threatened to be sold off. Cathy's NBA ref husband Ed Rush (David Boreanaz) wants her to be more of a housewife. The rules have recently changed to allow the girls play the men's game. Sister Sunday (Marley Shelton) becomes the assistant. The girls struggle with loss after loss until Cathy molds them into a championship team.

This is formulaic but that's no problem for a formulaic sports movie. It's endearing in its own way. The major missing element is a bigger part for one of the players performed by a bright young star. The girls are more or less blanks except for a couple scenes. They are played by relative unknowns and they don't excel. On the other hand, Carla Gugino is great. The big emotional scene of the girl silently weeping in the van after a lost is very good. However, none of the games nor the story are terribly surprising or exciting. The story is fit for a sincere feel-good telling and this does it in a very standard way.

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