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Hometown Legend (2002)

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A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.

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James Anderson

Writers:

Shawn Hoffman, Michael Patwin (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Terry O'Quinn ... Buster Schuler
Lacey Chabert ... Rachel Sawyer
Nick Cornish ... Elvis Jackson
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Cal Sawyer
Ian Bohen ... Brian Schuler
Mary Pat Gleason ... Tee Naters
Mark McLachlan ... Sherman Naters
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Bond Greg Bond ... Football Player
Steve Cluck Steve Cluck ... Athens Assistant Coach
Brian Collins Brian Collins ... Rock Hill Player
Daniel Franzese ... Abel
Kelli Garner ... Josie
John Graham John Graham ... Rock Hill Assistant Coach
Dallas Jenkins ... Jack Schuler
Paul Kahaley Paul Kahaley ... Bearcat Coach
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Storyline

Nothing is impossible for those who have a dream!A single boy can bring victory to his school and make the entire town proud again.Despite his rough coach and a whole team lacking a will for victory anything could happend, even a love with a local girl.

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Coach learns to pray after loosing son

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Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and sports violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Leather See more »

Filming Locations:

Foley, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,000, 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$111,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,806
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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So Tired of Missing You
Performed by The Souvenirs
Written by Lucky Lawrence
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In Alabama, football is a way of life
29 January 2002 | by Karma-15See all my reviews

Yes, we love our football way down in Alabama, and this movie does a decent job of showing that. It's about a high school football team in Alabama, and if you're actually from the South, you might enjoy it a little more than if you're not. It's kind of like being from New York might help you enjoy "Sex and the City" than if you're not.

There are tons of University of Alabama references, so if you just can't stand the mighty Crimson Tide, you might want to skip this one. The football coach quotes "Bear" Bryant, and the team wears crimson jerseys. Also, the winner of a big scholarship that the high school gives always uses it to attend Alabama.

"Legend" also has a strong Christian theme, but it's not overbearing. It's not like it's trying to convert you -- instead, it's just part of the movie, just like Christianity is a part of Southern towns.

Maybe my only minor nitpick is that the Southern accents don't ring true for every character in the movie. Some of the actors sound like they're trying hard to sound like they're from Alabama. Lacey Chabert's accent sounds true, but then again she's originally from Purvis, Miss. However, I'm from the South, so the accents stand out to me. If you're not Southern, you probably won't even notice or care about them.


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