June Ryder is a new student at Custer College, which is most renowned for its boys basketball team, although it also has a high academic standing that can rival that of any of the more famous colleges on the west coast. June's reason for being there: to become a "Mrs.", most specifically Mrs. Ray Blent, he a science major and the star player on the basketball team. Ray is not naturally gifted as a basketball player, but uses science to be able to figure out how to play the perfect game. Ray's interest in basketball is just a byproduct of his primary interest in the sciences and learning in general. June doesn't care who knows what she's doing except Ray. All of June's activities at the college are in this singular goal, which first entails Ray even noticing her and knowing who she is. She discovers that the way to do it is not through the traditional means of the beauty parlor or the kitchen, but rather the classroom. Three people who do know what June is up to are new Ethics ...
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Did You Know?
The first of five films (not counting documentaries) in which Robert Redford
and Jane Fonda
were cast together as actors, although in this film, differently from the other four films, Redford was uncredited and Fonda received star billing. See more
The flag in the Custer College gymnasium has 48 stars. See more
[Visiting the team during practice
Sandy was telling me you've got a scientific approach to shooting baskets. My readers would like to hear about that.
Well, uh, it's just a system... which involves a combination of the energy of the throw... to the incidence of concussion... against the backboard.
[calls to another player
Don, give me that ball, will you?
[Demonstrates his "scientific" approach by taking a shot at the basket... and misses
References North by Northwest
Song of the Volga Boatmen
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