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In a small town, the hippie faction often clashes with the mainstream. To settle their differences, the hippie "freaks" take on the town police "pigs" in a football game. On opposing sides ... See full summary »

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Dick Lowry

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Gordon T. Dawson (teleplay) (as Gordon Dawson), Gordon T. Dawson (story) (as Gordon Dawson) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugene Roche ... Police Chief Frank Brockmeyer
Grant Goodeve ... Neal Brockmeyer
Adam Baldwin ... Mickey South
Penny Peyser ... Janice Zimmer
Brian Dennehy ... Sergeant Cheever
Stephen Furst ... Steamboat
Gloria DeHaven ... Maureen Brockmeyer (as Gloria De Haven)
Patrick Swayze ... Doug Zimmer
William Windom ... Mayor Malcolm Wallwood
Tony Randall ... Rambaba Organimus
Charles Bloom Charles Bloom ... Creekmore (as Charlie Bloom)
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Novatney (as Elisha Cook)
Mark Donnell ... Freak Ball Player
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Game Announcer
Joe Kapp ... Pete Bose
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Storyline

In a small town, the hippie faction often clashes with the mainstream. To settle their differences, the hippie "freaks" take on the town police "pigs" in a football game. On opposing sides of the fence are Frank, the Police Sergeant, and his son Neal. Also at odds are Neal and one time friend Doug, a returned Vietnam vet who has joined the police force, who is also protective of his younger sister, who prefers the hippie element. To make things even more intense, Mickey South, who has fled to Canada to avoid the war, returns to play for the Freaks football team. Tensions mount, and all are challenged as the climax of the film approaches. Written by Marcia Studley <orrymain@att.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Off Sides See more »

Filming Locations:

Corvallis, Oregon, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ten-Four Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story was loosely inspired by a reallife "pigs versus freaks" baseball game in 1970, a story discussed at the time in TIME Magazine. See more »

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