Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
A college football coach is told by his bosses that unless they do better this season it could be his last. To bolster the team he recruits a talented tail back. A female student is assigned to help him assimilate with college life and that includes doing his studies because he spent his whole life just playing football. And he finds himself attracted to her and she already has a boyfriend who is also on the team but he might be more concern about losing his position than losing her to him. And the coach has to deal with his other players' situations like the team's quarterback who deals with his father being distant by drinking and it eventually gets him in trouble. And one of the team's defensive players is obviously using steroids but passes the drug tests.Written by
Bobby Collins' name came from the former head coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Coincidentally, he was the coach during the time SMU's football program was brought down by severe NCAA sanctions that led to the "death penalty". See more »
Several instances of unsportsmanlike conduct overlooked by the referees, i.e. Lattimer's tearing off the helmet of the opposing quarterback in the first game. See more »
Hey Bud is it true, Joe's out four fuckin' games?
Shit, defense is gonna have to pitch shut-outs now...
And you're gone for three? What the hell did you take that shit for?
Nobody seemed to mind when I was laying people out!
Sh*t, I bust chops too, you don't see me all fu**ed up!
Not everybody has your ability Alvin, you do what you do to play!
Well you ain't playin much now are ya?
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Some scenes show college students lying in a street in the middle of car traffic as a way to prove their courage. A few weeks after the film's release, the studio recalled all copies and deleted this sequence from the picture in response to public outrage, because a few teenagers had been injured or killed imitating this deadly game. See more »
House of Shame
Written by Alan Mirikitani
Performed by BB & The Screaming Buddah Heads
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co. See more »
I liked it.
During the course of high school and college, we always come across numerous stereotypes. The 'jock' stereotype is possibly the most recognized. This movie transcended that and only focused on the brotherhood and comradery that arises from playing an organised sport. Not only did I enjoy this movie to a great extent I thought it to be both hilarious and dramatic. I believed the quality of acting in this film to have been superb, as well as the football scenes.
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