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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.

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Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Ezra Sacks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Molly
Swoosie Kurtz ... Verna
Robyn Lively ... Alice
Brandy Gold ... Marian
James Keach ... Frank
Jan Hooks ... Stephanie
Bruce McGill ... Darwell
Nipsey Russell ... Edwards
Mykelti Williamson ... Bird (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Tab Thacker ... 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.

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Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

LL Cool J makes a quick cameo in film. Look for him in the gym on-stage when Alice (Robyn Lively) drinks the spiked punch. See more »

Goofs

Whilst the team is exercising on the field, the shadow of the camera crew can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Alice Needham: I found Marian's shoe.
[indicating the dog]
Alice Needham: President Muffly had it! The stupid son of a bitch also chewed up my Duran Duran album.
Molly McGrath: What did you just say?
Alice Needham: Verna says it's ok to call a dog a son of a bitch cause that's what he is.
Verna McGrath: [after Molly glares at her] . I can't believe I said that! But, it *is* linguistly correct.
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Penetration
Performed by Brenda Russell
Written by Hawk Wolinski and James Newton Howard
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Goldie Being Goldie
29 July 2013 | by statuskuoSee all my reviews

I vaguely remember this movie as a kid. So I had to revisit it. And to my surprise, I thought it was a fun movie. It's got some strange dated material. And all the "kids" look like they were 30 years old, but I had a fun time watching Goldie, Wesley and Woody when they were young. It's really great watching them in hindsight and where their career is now.

For those sick of watching comedies today that skate a politically correct agenda, I think Wildcats is a fun watch. Also, if we're in the realm of football...a LOT more honest than a movie like "The Blind Side" which seemed more like a fairy tale.


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