David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. Preacher, who's being sought by some nefarious characters. And D.C., who's a fugitive. And along with some of the students at the college, he turns them into a contender. In order to give the team the respect they deserve and some exposure, Greene schemes to try and get the number 1 team led by Bo Winnegar, to play them. Brian liked to dish to Bob for the easy layup. Kev stole the ball and fed Mel on a breakaway. Reg would guard the paint.
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In his 2009 non-fiction tome "The Book of Basketball", Bill Simmons discusses NBA superstar Bernard King's performance in this film. Simmons added in a footnote that when he talked to Gabe Kaplan about the film, "Kaplan said they had 60 days of filming and Bernard gave them 58 good ones. He didn't elaborate." See more
[Coach Greene has asked his team manager Howard to find some leverage to induce Bo Winnegar, coach of the top-ten ranked Nevada State basketball team, to play a game against his unknown Cadwallader University squad
Howard, we got their attention! What have you got for me?
[Receives a dossier in a manila folder
Very professional; what, kind of a project?
Coach, the man is as pure as Ivory snow! I checked him out from the time he was born, I tailed him for a week, I put a bug on his telephone...
CBS edited 21 minutes from this film for its 1980 network television premiere. See more
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Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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