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Six Man, Texas (2008)

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Six Man, Texas is a story of commitment and survival and the true significance of community. Set against the backdrop of shrinking rural economies, Texas' tiniest schools struggle against ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bennie Cotton ...
Himself - Football Fan
Matt Cox ...
Himself - Football Player
Granger Huntress ...
Himself - sixmanfootball.com
Pete Laney ...
Himself - Former Speaker, Texas House of Reps.
Brandon Roberts ...
Himself - Football Player
Clay Simmons ...
Himself - Football Player
Cheryl Snipes ...
Herself - Aquilla School
Colter Snipes ...
Himself - Football Player
David Valero ...
Himself - Football Player
Benny Weaver ...
Himself - Coach
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Six Man, Texas is a story of commitment and survival and the true significance of community. Set against the backdrop of shrinking rural economies, Texas' tiniest schools struggle against the pressure to consolidate with bigger schools and shut their doors. With too few students for regular 11-man football, Texas schools like Aquilla, and more than 100 more play a six-man version. Far from being downsized football, this fast, high-scoring game is a powerful cultural connection. In Six Man towns, the schools are vital community centers and virtually everyone attends the games, adopting the players as their own family. Three Way School is typical of many rural Texas schools with one exception-there is no town. Three Way sits alone in a field surrounded by thousands of acres of cotton. There are no viable towns left in the Three Way district, and the school has consolidated five rural school districts since 1945. Now, Three Way School itself is slowly running out of students, struggling ... Written by Alan Barber

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It's not just about football!
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie introduces you to several towns, you meet teachers, coaches, students and football players. Eventually the focus narrows to one town in particular. The footage of the football scenes have more power to them because you meet the players. These kids are not actors but they are so genuine and so happy that someone has taken an interest in their plight. AND I'm not a huge football fan, but I cared what was happening to them as it played out on the screen. By the end of the film, I truly cared about the people in these small towns. The movie was able to break through stereotypes so that I connected with the six man teams even though I didn't really know about six man football and I would not have thought I could relate to the towns people and yet I did. The movie is not about football so much as it's about what is happening to the towns and the people in them. Football is actually a metaphor in this movie and it's nicely done as well as having an authentic feel to it.


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