Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one ... See full summary »
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1993  
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John Terry ...  Ed Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Donna Bullock ...  Maggie Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Ben Affleck ...  Joe Willie Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Vanessa Evigan ...  Jenny Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Stephen Tobolowsky ...  Niles Hardeman 8 episodes, 1993
Jeanine Jackson ...  Mindy Hardeman / ... 5 episodes, 1993
Cheryl Felicia Rhoads ...  Winona / ... 5 episodes, 1993
Tim Griffin ...  Mark 4 episodes, 1993
Robyn Lively ...  Jill Clemons 3 episodes, 1993
Michael Cudlitz ...  Bud Hardeman 2 episodes, 1993
Johnny Keatth Johnny Keatth ...  Football Team Member 2 episodes, 1993
Joe Ochman ...  Clyde 2 episodes, 1993
Rick Peters ...  Bobby Taylor 2 episodes, 1993
John Posey ...  Stan Langston 2 episodes, 1993
Denise Richards ...  Jodi Collins 2 episodes, 1993
Lara Steinick ...  Lynette / ... 2 episodes, 1993
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Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one season to turn the fumbling teens around, and he throws himself into the job wholeheartedly. Though his methods ruffle the feathers of the quiet little town, he manages to make some real progress with the players. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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USA

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English

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1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Contracorriente See more »

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Magnum Productions See more »
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A fine show not given a chance by NBC.
17 January 1999 | by slats-3See all my reviews

"Against the Grain" was a great show, but was mired in a weak NBC Friday Night lineup, and therefore died a slow death. About the trials and tribulations of a high school football coach and his family in Texas, you didn't have to be a football fan to appreciate this show. Great for the family, with the right combination of comedy, drama, and a lesson to be learned. It's a shame a fine program like this gets canned after a half season, and garbage like "Family Matters" lasts for a decade! Furthermore, the girls will like to see a young Ben Affleck, and the guys get to check a out a young Robin Lively!


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