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That Championship Season (1999)

Four former high school basketball champions and their coach come together annually to celebrate the year they won the Pennsylvania State Basketball Championship. But this year, instead of ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Sorvino

Writers:

Jason Miller (play), Jason Miller (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Phil Romano
Terry Kinney ... James Daly
Tony Shalhoub ... George Sitkowski
Gary Sinise ... Tom Daley
Paul Sorvino ... Coach
Joe Bays ... Cop
Susan M. Carr ... Helen
Denise Kaye Denise Kaye ... Marion
Carol Lawrence ... Claire's Mother
Jerri Manthey ... Claire (as Jerri Lynn London)
Nick Risher Nick Risher ... James, Jr. (as Nicolas Risher)
Jeff Rogers Jeff Rogers ... Hammond Basketball Player
Bill Sorvino ... Clerk
Frank Lozano Frank Lozano ... Game Announcer (as Frank Rodriguez)
Louis L. Weiss Louis L. Weiss ... Old Violin Player
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Four former high school basketball champions and their coach come together annually to celebrate the year they won the Pennsylvania State Basketball Championship. But this year, instead of the usual whimsical nostalgia they usually experience, the former friends and teammates unleash all their secrets on each other so that the foundation of their lives begins to crumble. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bajnokok See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Second of two filmed versions of Jason Miller's play "That Championship Season". This tele-movie was made and released about seventeen years after the first version, That Championship Season (1982), which was made for the cinema. See more »

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Version of That Championship Season (1982) See more »

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A Classic of Our Generation
3 June 1999 | by PeteGSee all my reviews

In much the same way as "Our Town" or "Death of a Salesman" was for earlier ones, "That Championship Season" is becoming a classic of a later generation. By some scheduling fluke, I was able to watch "TCS" with my son before its scheduled release on ShowTime about a week early.

This latest incarnation will no doubt reach more viewers than have other productions and Paul Sorvino has done a great job with a cast of actors both recognized for their dramatic accomplishments and just breaking out of comic or character actor roles. Gary Sinise (Forest Gump, Truman-HBO) and Vincent D'Onofrio (Homocide, MIB) provide solid ground for Sorvino's anchor and define an orbit for Tony Shaloub (Wings, MIB) and Terry Kinney (OZ-HBO) to work freely within.

Watch this and rent the 1982 video.


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