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Coach (1978)

An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys' basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers that he has hired a woman. Blocked from ... See full summary »

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Bud Townsend
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Lee Crosby ... Randy Rawlings
Michael Biehn ... Jack Ripley
Keenan Wynn ... Fenton 'F.R.' Granger
Channing Clarkson Channing Clarkson ... Bradley William David Granger
Steve Nevil Steve Nevil ... Ralph
Jack David Walker Jack David Walker ... Ned
Meridith Baer Meridith Baer ... Janet
Myron McGill Myron McGill ... Danny
Robyn Pohle Robyn Pohle ... Candy
Kristine Greco Kristine Greco ... Darlene
Brent Huff ... Keith
Cindy Daly Cindy Daly ... Wanda
Rosanne Katon ... Sue
Lenka Novak ... Marilyn
Otto Felix Otto Felix ... Tom
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An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys' basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers that he has hired a woman. Blocked from firing her by discrimination laws, he tries to make sure the team loses so he can fire her for poor performance. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Her team's the best. They just don't know it yet See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swinging Coach See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Marimark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Angel Tompkins was originally considered to play the lead, but was eventually dropped when she insisted on having some creative input on the script. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

My Life's a Sing-a-long
Words and Music by Anthony Harris
Performed by Dana Valery
Available on Warner-Curb Records
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Uninteresting satire is too simple and ordinary.
21 December 1998 | by emmSee all my reviews

This one acts as a satire during the women's rights movement era. Of course, that doesn't mean COACH (the movie) is a wonderful experience to behold. It runs into the same vein as FASTBREAK (which was better, but still tame), and is basically standard fare fluff. What I mean for this movie being uninteresting is simple to recognize. Anybody who serves time away from a normal job by training a bunch of lunatics earning their way to sudden victory makes waste. It's the same feeling you may get after watching this. A nice attempt at casting the opposite sex for a man's duty, but I expected better things.


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