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Possums (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 13 June 1998 (USA)
Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to ... See full summary »

Director:

Max Burnett (as J. Max Burnett)

Writer:

Max Burnett (as J. Max Burnett)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mac Davis ... Wilbur 'Will' Clark
Cynthia Sikes ... Elizabeth Clark
Greg Coolidge ... Jake Malloy (as Gregory Coolidge)
Andrew Prine ... Mayor Charlie Lawton
Dennis Burkley ... Orville Moss
Monica Lacy ... Sarah Jacobs (as Monica Creel)
Jay Underwood ... John Clark
Jerry Haynes ... Bob
Clive Revill ... London
Zac Sherman Zac Sherman ... Mark Bond
Nathan Burgess Nathan Burgess ... Calvin (as Nathan Brooks Burgess)
Kyle Moody Kyle Moody ... Kevin Burns
Ian Bennett Ian Bennett ... Paul Rowlett
David Hunt Stafford David Hunt Stafford ... Coach Tuley
Rodney Lay Rodney Lay ... Earl
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Storyline

Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to cancel the football program. But when his imaginary teams starts to contend for the state championship, he not only must deal with the real state champs, but he must reckon with the hopes and dreams of the people of Nowata as well. Written by bob the moo

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Never let reality stand in your way.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language
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In contrast to the team portrayed in the movie, Nowata has a strong football tradition, having actually played for an Oklahoma Class 2A state championship in both 1995 (three years before the movie was made) and 2014. See more »

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A simple tale of morale over matter
28 January 2000 | by proteus-5See all my reviews

Now here's a true sleeper. Produced by HSX Films (aren't they the fake stock exchange folks?) and hidden on the back shelves of Blockbuster (except in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the nearest big town to Nowata), this turns out to be a charming and disarming tale of the morale of a city unlike anything we've seen since... well, I don't think I've seen anything like it.

True, Nowata's football team in the movie hasn't scored a touchdown in thirteen years, but hope lives in a few of the townsfolk. Hope does not live in the mayor, though, who rallies to have the football team disbanded and the field replaced by a mega-department store. However, in the puritan heart of one man, the announcer for the team, the spirit of the game will not die. Even once the team is laid to rest, he buys radio air time and announces fictitious games. Only this time, the team is a winner.

It is this aspect of the film - that you are what you believe you are - that endears itself to you. True, the dialogue is stilted, the direction is standard, and the acting is hokey, but you can't help but cheer for a bunch of losers who now have an opportunity to prove that they are winners in spirit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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