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The Mighty Macs -- Hired to coach the women's basketball team at a small college, Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) struggles to focus her team and inspire the nuns who run the school during a journey through an unlikely championship season.
The Mighty Macs -- 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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She dared to dream. They dared to believe.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 

Carla Gugino ... Cathy Rush

Marley Shelton ... Sister Sunday

Ellen Burstyn ... Mother St. John

David Boreanaz ... Ed T. Rush

Ward Horton ... Frankie Sharkey

Phyllis Somerville ... Sister Sister

Lauren Bittner ... Mary Margaret O'Malley

Margaret Anne Florence ... Rosemary Keenan

Malachy McCourt ... Monsignor

Jesse Draper ... Mrs. Ballard

Kate Nowlin ... Colleen McCann

Mark Schroeder ... Scorekeeper #2

Christopher Mann ... Julius Moore

Kathleen LaGue ... Voices

Tony Luke Jr. ... Salvatore Galentino

Traci Law ... Student in Stands

Pete Postiglione ... Security Guard

Jennifer Butler ... Nun (as Jennifer Wiener)

Kim Blair ... Lizanne Caufield

William James Kelly ... Basketball Fan

Brandon Hannan ... Tony Galentino

Brooke Josephson ... Mrs. Kincade (as Brooke Geiger)

Steven J. Klaszky ... Scorekeeper

Jodie Lynne McClintock ... Sister Thomas

Rich Bryant ... Immaculata Student

Sonny Vellozzi ... Scorekeeper
Kathy Romano ... Flight Attendant
Fallon Maressa ... Student
John Peakes ... Harry McHale

Charles Pendelton ... Cab Driver / Featured
Katie Hayek ... Trish Sharkey

Daniele Passantino ... Student (as Daniele Carrol)

Lauren Karl ... Kelly MacDougal

Michael Smerconish ... Reporter #1
John Roney ... Thomas Caufield
Dan Van Wert ... Basketball Fan
Ken Myers ... Fan
Vale Anoai ... College Student in Church
Janine Rafalko ... College Student
Ryan Windish ... Monsignor Assistant

Sarah Donaldson ... Core Group Student

Evangeline ... College Student
Ryan Tygh ... Sporting Goods Stock Boy
Kimberly Villanova ... Nun
Chuck Schanamann ... Charlie Malone
Mary Ellen Driscoll ... Assistant Coach, Mississippi State

Josh Green ... Cowboy
Erin Lulevitch ... Student
Tisha Tinsman ... Rita Galentino
Gina Allegro ... Rosemont Coach
Meghan Sabia ... Jen Galentino
Thomas M. Hagen ... Basketball Spectator
Megan Rose ... Catholic school girl (as Megan Rose Wieder)
Taylor Steel ... Mimi Malone
Kendal Ridgeway ... Marian Sharkey
Frank Aptacy ... Bar Patron
William R. Johnson ... LaSalle Atheletic Dir.
Tim Sherry ... Bartender
Susan Matthews ... Nun
Shawnee Robertson ... Cheering Nun
Cindy Engle ... Faculty / fan
Michael Edward Brooks ... Basketball fan
Beth Marie Jansen ... Student / Spectator
Tess Roney ... Joanne Caufield
Francine Bianco Tax ... Cheerleader Nun
Mike Suermann Jr. ... Friend
Marianne Bonner ... Sister Sarge
Kim Handloff ... College Student / Nun
Kimberley Grosser ... Nun
Mark Simms ... Fan
Erin Mosher ... Mrs. Sullivan
Mike Burns ... Young Priest
Jean Orlando ... Nun

Sharon Dacey ... Cheerleading Nun
Bianca Brunson ... Gayle Moore
Marianna Epright ... Nun
Sara Jane Blazo ... West Chester Asst Coach
Regina Murphy ... Referee
Gary Beck ... Student Fan (uncredited)

Robert Bizik ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

David E. Brown ... Basketball Referee (uncredited)
Alice Chamberlain ... Nun (uncredited)
Karen Chamberlain ... Nun (uncredited)
Judy Corona-Karpowicz ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Erich Ficke ... Basketball Patron (uncredited)
Leslie Noel Haigh ... Drummer Girl (uncredited)

Basil Kershner ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Lawrence Laravela ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Fan in Pheasant Pants (uncredited)

Keith Moyer ... Biker (uncredited)

Chelsea O'Toole ... Nun (uncredited)
George Pellegrino ... Fan (uncredited)

Vincent Riviezzo ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Mark Savage Jr. ... Fan (uncredited)
Danielle Stoner ... Parishoner (uncredited)
Diane Varrenti ... Friend of the Family (uncredited)
Scott Yannick ... Stadium Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Chambers 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tim Chambers (screenplay)

Tim Chambers (story) &
Anthony Gargano (story) (as Anthony L. Gargano)

Produced by
John A. Chambers .... executive producer (as John Chambers)
Pat Croce .... executive producer
Vince Curran .... executive producer
Mark Robert Ellis .... co-producer
Beau Flynn .... consulting producer
Howard Gensler .... co-producer
Thomas Karl .... executive producer
Jerry McFadden .... consulting producer
Patrick Peach .... line producer
John Rizzo .... co-producer
Bud S. Smith .... executive producer
M. Scott Smith .... associate producer
Whitney Springer .... producer
Keith Stephenson .... associate producer
Cary Toner .... consulting producer
Sean Wolfington .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
William Ross 
 
Cinematography by
Chuck Cohen 
 
Film Editing by
M. Scott Smith 
 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
 
Production Design by
Tim Galvin 
 
Art Direction by
Jesse Rosenthal 
 
Set Decoration by
Elise G. Viola 
 
Costume Design by
Teresa Binder 
 
Makeup Department
Qodi Armstrong .... key hair stylist
Diane Dixon .... hair department head
Diane Heller .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Deb Dyer .... production manager
Keri Lederman .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicole Agostino .... second second assistant director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Carlos Reza .... first assistant director: second unit
Mark Shandley .... second assistant director
Mark Spencer .... additional second assistant director
Aaron Stewart .... second assistant director: second unit
Aaron Walters .... key second assistant director
 
Art Department
Krzysztof J. Bratun .... scenic artist
Brandon Cook .... greensmen
Michael T. Galvin .... leadman
Karyn Gerred .... scenic artist
Antony Graf .... construction grip
Jon E. Graf .... construction foreman
Samantha Higgins .... art department production assistant
April Hodick .... art department coordinator
Paul Maiello .... construction coordinator
Morgan Miller .... on-set dresser
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist (as Randy Parisian)
Sharon Potts .... assistant property master
Sharon Potts .... set decoration buyer
Jolie Scherberger .... set dresser
Charles J. Scott .... props
Stephen Siersema .... scenic artist
R. Vincent Smith .... property master
William M. Staab .... set dresser
Billy Stearne .... greensmen
Billy Stearne .... set dresser
Nell Stifel .... charge scenic
Tom West .... assistant property master (as Thomas West)
Amy Dholakia .... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Murphy .... sound mixer
Robert Pruyn-Bush .... assistant sound
Benjamin Rauscher .... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Seth Tallman .... boom operator
Chris Trent .... foley editor
Scott Waz .... adr mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Asbury .... gaffer
David Brandon .... key rigging gaffer
Mark Catania .... "a" dolly grip
Daniel C. Cook .... second assistant camera
Jason Cortazzo .... dolly grip: a camera
Edward R. Geller .... rigging electric
April Lanci-Leseur .... assistant camera (as April Lanci)
Michael Leonard .... first assistant camera
Diana Lyn .... still photographer
Rob Mabin .... gaffer: second unit
Lance Mayer .... libra head technician
Joe Meccariello .... director of photography: second unit
Christopher Murphy .... digital video assist operator
Brian Raby .... set electrician
Daniel Rieser .... best boy grip
Leon Sanginiti .... second assistant camera
David Taicher .... camera operator
Bill Vargo .... additional video assist operator
 
Casting Department
Regina Haigh .... casting assistant
Diane Heery .... location casting
Jason Loftus .... casting associate
Tammy Porto .... casting associate
Adrienne Stern .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Boaz .... costume production assistant
Pashelle Clayton-Robinson .... costume supervisor
Lorraine Hawk .... costume production assistant
Honora Jackson .... costumer
Penelope Laughman .... key set costumer
Kara Morasco .... tailor/draper/stitcher
Kathie Pierson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tom Foligno .... additional editor
Steve La Ponsie .... additional editor
Mark T. Osborne .... additional colorist
Christopher Reichel .... digital intermediate executive producer
John Scheer .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Kyle Kenneth Batter .... music editor
Minjee Chung .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jerome Leroy .... orchestrator
Jerome Leroy .... score coordinator
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Thanh Tran .... music librarian
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Corbin Kelly .... transportation
Michael Kelly .... transportation
William McCleery .... swing truck driver
Kirk Kelly .... mechanic (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Billy Benner .... on-set production assistant
Zach Book .... production assistant
Kristen Boulé .... set production assistant
Dave Breitmaier .... production assistant
Dustin Bricker .... script supervisor: second unit
Paul M. Chambers .... production assistant
Tracy L. Connors .... set production assistant
Shane Daniels .... production assistant
Emily Davis .... key production accountant
Mike Davis .... end credits
Sean Donnelly .... location assistant
Robb Foglia .... script supervisor
John Galloway .... location scout
Chris Gormley .... location assistant
Staci Hagenbaugh .... assistant location manager
Sarah Hoopes .... assistant to cast
Dave Jannetta .... production assistant
Kirk Kelly .... misc crew
Michael Kelly .... truck mechanic
Brendan Kirsch .... basketball coach
Elizabeth Kitchens .... production assistant
Mark Kochanowicz .... stand-in: David Boreanaz
Monique LaMontagne .... assistant location manager
Amanda Mackel .... athletic trainer
Blaise Miller .... production assistant
Alexander Murphy Jr. .... legal counsel
Marisa Murphy .... accounting clerk
Kim Ronstadt .... payroll accountant
Julian Ruhe .... location manager
Marlena Schaefer .... assistant to cast
John Scheer .... main title design
Mariellen Ward .... set production assistant
 

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Trivia:
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 »
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Anachronisms: When Cathy and Mother Superior enter Camilla Hall, the arched oak door has a panic bar of a type that wouldn't be common until the late '90's.See more »
Quotes:
Cathy Rush:Anything can happen, when we are committed to our dreams.See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Great Family Film, 1 November 2011
Author: bear64-1 from United States

This is a great film!!!! Take the Family !! This was very similar to what happened in my all girls school that I attended in 1960. My whole family loved this film!! I wish there were more films like this one!! The perseverance of the girls and the Mother Superior and also especially the coach is remarkable.We were moved to tears at times. Why can't Hollywood make more movies like this??? Maybe they will wake up and make some classic movies again. We would go to the movies more often if they would make them like this one. There are some independent film makers out there maybe we will see more of these kind of movies lets hope so!! I will be watching to maybe see some change in our movies.

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