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Believe in Me (2006)

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In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

Director:

Robert Collector

Writers:

Robert Collector (screenplay), Harold Keith (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeffrey Donovan ... Clay Driscoll
Samantha Mathis ... Jean Driscoll
Bruce Dern ... Ellis Brawley
Bob Gunton ... Hugh Moreland
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryil Adamson ... Myerson
Dana Albright Dana Albright ... Mr. Grove
Pamela Atherton Pamela Atherton ... Ruth Selman
Kristin Brye ... Pat Thompson
Terry Buesgens Terry Buesgens ... Medfield Ref
Mike Carlucci ... (Voice) Basketball TV Announcer
Paula Criss Paula Criss ... Mrs. Blair
Marta Cross ... Sadie York (as Marta McGonagle)
Stephanie Marie Delgado ... Popular Girl
Camilla DeRamus Camilla DeRamus ... Mrs. Johnson
Jamie Dickerson ... Liz Blair
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Storyline

Girls? The thought of coaching them seems preposterous to Clay Driscoll (earnest newcomer Jeffrey Donovan), who travels to Middleton, Okla., in the 1960s prepared to coach the varsity boys' team. But that position is filled, so he's forced to coach the girls' team -- the Lady Cyclones. Faced with an under-performing crew of untrained players, the coach begins to treat the girls like boys. They run laps in a closed gym and practice shots and plays they've never tried before -- and eventually their "old-fashioned grit" leads them to a Cinderella season culminating with the state championships. Along their way, Driscoll and the girls overcome several obstacles, most of all, gaining a fan base. Meanwhile, big man in town Ellis Brawley (Bruce Dern) can't stand Driscoll and his newfangled idea of empowering female athletes. Of course, the Lady Cyclones are up to the task of proving Brawley wrong. Driven by their caring young coach, the girls determine to play as hard as the boys, even ... Written by Froshi

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Never let them tell you what you can't do.

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,569, 11 March 2007

Gross USA:

$208,565, 1 April 2007
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the book ''Brief Garland'', by author Harold Keith who wrote it about his nephew and real-life coach Jim Keith. See more »

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Three point lines were not painted on the gym floor in the 1960's. See more »

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Wonderful Hometown Story
31 January 2012 | by kbridgmanSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this movie what intrigued me most was that it was about a legendary basketball coach from Oklahoma...my home state. At first I thought it might be a Hoosier's formula movie, but after watching it for the first time, I realized that it stood on its own merits as a great story about dedication, trust, and how believing in yourself and having someone else believe in you can transform lives to inspirational levels. It is a moving story where a rag-tag group of small-town girls basketball players begin to believe in themselves because their coach believed in them. It is one of those "stand up and cheer" movies that will leave you feeling inspired...you will find yourself cheering for those girls.


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