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Wildcats (1986)

A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Ezra Sacks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Molly McGrath
Swoosie Kurtz ... Verna McGrath
Robyn Lively ... Alice Needham
Brandy Gold Brandy Gold ... Marian Needham
James Keach ... Frank Needham
Jan Hooks ... Stephanie Needham
Bruce McGill ... Dan Darwell
Nipsey Russell ... Ben Edwards
Mykelti Williamson ... Levander 'Bird' Williams (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Tab Thacker ... Phillip Finch
Wesley Snipes ... Trumaine
Jsu Garcia ... Cerulo (as Nick Corri)
Woody Harrelson ... Krushinski
Willie J. Walton Willie J. Walton ... Marvel
Rodney Hill Rodney Hill ... Peanut
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Storyline

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite expecting sniggers from fellow staff members and her former husband. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Her dream was to coach high school football. Her nightmare was Central High.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First and Goal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,472,905, 17 February 1986

Gross USA:

$26,285,544
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson appeared in White Men Can't Jump (1992), Money Train (1995), and Play It to the Bone (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Molly is racing the team around the track, Trumaine's pants are filthy. As he rounds the track, they are suddenly spotless. See more »

Quotes

Verna McGrath: Just remember; you can't win a pissing contest with a prick.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

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We Stand Alone
Performed by Joe Cocker
Written by Hawk Wolinski, James Newton Howard and Joe Cocker
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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All love Goldie Hawn
9 November 2007 | by standardbearerSee all my reviews

This film is an all time classic. Everyone's seen it, so I wont bother with the plot. (If you haven't, you lack the very basics!!!) It's light as a feather, yet professionally crafted. The cast is excellent: Woody Harelson and Wesley Snipes are always a winner duo, but the star of the movie is doubtlessly no other than Goldie Hawn. I don't know any other actresses, who could be this funny, lovely and sweet through a whole movie. And It's the young Goldie Hawn you'll watch during the playtime, so she has an additional amount of cuteness enforcing her personal sexual charisma. AND there is a scene where she's totally naked. It has nothing to do with the plot, it only meant for our pleasure. This move represents the happiest segment of the 80's:)


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