Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams.Written by
Jerry Milani <email@example.com>
First name-above-the-title top billing on a movie poster for Tom Cruise. In the same year's Risky Business (1983), Cruise had top billing but it wasn't above the title. See more »
Cruise is thrown off the team, but somehow his father and brother know about it in their hometown bar moments after the game is over; yet the team hasn't come home yet. See more »
[to the players in the locker room]
Listen up, ladies. Brian Riley is going to USC, motherfuckers!
All I have to do is maintain my fantastic 2.0 grade-point average, and everything is cool.
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Continuing my plan to watch every Tom Cruise movie in order, I come to to his third and final movie of 1983, All The Right Moves.
Plot In A Paragraph: A high school football player (Cruise) desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.
Like with Risky Business, this is another movie that I don't get people's love for. I find it watchable, and nothing more. Cruise is OK, everyone's favourite TV coach, Craig T Nelson is his usual reliable self, and Leah Thompson (who shares the most unsexy and uncomfortable life scene I have ever witnessed) looks cute, but doesn't really bring much.
One plus is, it has a decent rock soundtrack, which is usually listed first in the end credits with each song stating what scene it was played it.
This was the first movie Tom Cruise's name appeared above the movie title on a poster.
All The Right Moves grossed $17 million at the domestic box office, to end the year the 42nd highest grossing movie of 1983.
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