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Believe in Me ()


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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.

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Clay Driscoll
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Jean Driscoll
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Ellis Brawley
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Hugh Moreland
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Myerson
Dana Albright ...
Mr. Grove
Pamela Atherton ...
Ruth Selman
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Pat Thompson
Terry Buesgens ...
Medfield Ref
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(Voice) Basketball TV Announcer
Paula Criss ...
Mrs. Blair
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Sadie York (as Marta McGonagle)
Stephanie Marie Delgado ...
Popular Girl
Camilla DeRamus ...
Mrs. Johnson
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Liz Blair
Sean Dugan ...
The Heckler
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Jim Stovall
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Candy Brown
Jordan Gray ...
Art Fletcher
Chelsea Grear ...
Melba Johnson
Hailey Grimes ...
Susan Grove
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Dorothy Thompson
Philip Hall ...
Scorekeeper
Doris Hargrave ...
Miss Rogers
James E. Holloway ...
Frank Thompson
Anne Judson-Yager ...
Ginger Selman
Jodi Kibbe ...
Dorothy Crossett
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Frances Bonner
Anna Christine Lennox ...
Hannah
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Cindy Butts
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Sheriff Blessingame
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Finals Announcer
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Helen Burnsides
John Norman ...
Pastor Ragsdale
Ed Pennybacker ...
Dr. Coffee
Diane Perella ...
Mrs. Grove
Dorsey Ray ...
Preacher Bonner
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Lucille Shumard
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Joyce
Charles Sanders ...
Spainhower
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Johnny Price
Kerbey Smith ...
Portia Stovall
Richard Stamm ...
George Brand
Jennifer Strebeck ...
Wanda
Diana Taurasi ...
O'Keene Coach
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Joe Brody
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Lady Cyclone (uncredited)
Fred Resler ...
School Board member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Collector

Written by

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Robert Collector ... (screenplay)
 
Harold Keith ... (book "Brief Garland")

Produced by

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Caldecot Chubb ... producer
Sean Dugan ... associate producer
Sherman Dugan ... executive producer
Wayne E. Gilbert ... co-executive producer
Jon Karas ... co-executive producer
John Bard Manulis ... producer
David Scott Rubin ... co-producer (as David Rubin)

Music by

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David Torn

Cinematography by

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James L. Carter

Film Editing by

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Anthony Redman

Editorial Department

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Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Thomas Halasz ... assistant editor
Ian Kezsbom ... first assistant editor
Matt Small ... on-line editor
Lance Spindler ... color timer
William Yeh ... additional editor
Amanda Zemke ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jo Edna Boldin
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Michelle Lewitt ... (as Michelle Lewitt Ward)

Production Design by

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Mark Worthington

Art Direction by

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Ed Vega

Set Decoration by

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William Kemper Wright

Costume Design by

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Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Makeup Department

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Lori Ann Baker ... key hair stylist
Sara Bozik ... second makeup artist
Gretchen Bright ... makeup department head
Debra Clair ... hair stylist
John Holland ... hair stylist
Vanessa Jaramillo ... makeup artist
Jennifer McDaniel ... assistant makeup artist
Jolynn Nieto ... additional hair stylist
Katt Philipps ... key makeup artist
Nathan Rickel ... hair stylist
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez ... assistant makeup artist (as Sheila Trujillo)

Production Management

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Ted Gidlow ... unit production manager
Jill Silverthorne ... production manager: prep
Michael Toji ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Allen Cluck ... first assistant director
Heather I. Denton ... second assistant director
Elizabeth Gabel ... second second assistant director
Philip Seeger ... second assistant director

Art Department

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John C. Cameron ... assistant property master
Ralph Diaz ... key greens
Chadney Everett ... painter
Michael Flowers ... set dresser
Joel Goodell ... set dresser
Lelan Keffer ... set dresser
Ryan Patrick Kelly ... leadman
Janet Kusnick ... storyboard artist
Amahl Lovato ... painter
Michael Lovato ... set dresser
Heidi Mayfield ... art department coordinator
Cee Moravec ... on-set dresser
Gary Petersen ... construction gang boss
Billy W. Ray ... lead man
Upton Shipley ... on-set painter
Joel Sisson ... set dresser
Jon Ubl ... set dresser
Keith Walters ... property master
James Walton ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Brent Brewington ... boom operator
Sean Byrne ... sound re-recordist
Bayard Carey ... production sound mixer / sound mixer
Rob Cunningham ... boom operator: reshoots
Matthew T. Duncan ... sound recordist
Melissa Kennelly ... foley recordist
Shawn Kennelly ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Laura Macias ... foley artist
Daniel D. Monahan ... production sound mixer: pick-ups
Frank A. Montaño ... re-recording mixer
Vince Nicastro ... foley artist
Vic Radulich ... adr editor
Terry Rodman ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Geoffrey C. Martin ... special effects coordinator
Randy E. Moore ... special effects rain

Visual Effects by

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Derry Frost ... director of production: Amalgamated Pixels
Rob Meyers ... visual effects
Roger Mocenigo ... digital compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Michael Morreale ... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Jeremy Oddo ... visual effects
Phillip Palousek ... visual effects coordinator
Gregory S. Scribner ... digital artist

Stunts

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Lou Simon ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Banister ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Theodore Y. Bott ... electrician / lighting technician
Frank Byers ... director of photography: additional photography
Chip Byrd ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Beau Chaput ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Eric Espeset ... grip
Harland Espeset ... dolly grip
Christopher Flurry ... camera loader
Richard Foreman Jr. ... still photographer
George Greene ... electrician
Rodney Gurule ... rigging electrician
Geoffrey Haley ... steadicam operator (as Geoff Haley)
Trevor Howe ... grip
Steve Hurson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Steven Litecky ... gaffer
David Jaxx Nagro ... grip
James R. Powell ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jim Powell)
Ced Rael ... camera production assistant
Ward Russell ... director of photography: landscape
George Stephenson ... camera operator: "a" camera / director of photography: second unit
Thomas Vandermillen ... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Corey Weintraub ... camera production assistant

Casting Department

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Jo Edna Boldin ... casting: New Mexico
Trixie Geisler ... extras casting assistant
Marie A. Kohl ... casting assistant: New Mexico
Angelique Midthunder ... extras and additional casting
Randee Price ... casting assistant
Kelly Rutledge ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Aleah Ames ... costumer
Jordanna Fineberg ... assistant costume designer
Tabitha Johnson ... wardrobe production assistant

Location Management

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Ronald L. Carr ... location manager
Rowan Stanland ... location scout
Alan Swain ... location manager: preparation
Sean McCormick ... locations (uncredited)

Music Department

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Tom Calderaro ... orchestrator
Wende Crowley ... music supervisor
Michael Farrow ... scoring mixer
Tony Finno ... music preparation
Rick Giovinazzo ... orchestrator
Bryan Lawson ... music editor / music score co-producer
Sandra Park ... music contractor
Ray Pyle ... score mixer
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Sam Zeines ... assistant music editor
Timmy Olmstead ... score recordist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Greg Bronner ... transportation captain
L. Chip Crosby Jr. ... driver
J.D. Hicks ... driver: honeywagon
Rita Lundin ... transportation
James William Ray ... picture car captain
Lucas Stein ... driver

Other crew

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Nellie Adami ... production coordinator
Lamonte Bell ... second payroll accountant
Stacia Brigham ... unit publicist
Anna Alicia Brock ... adr loop group
Geno Caggiano ... electronic press kit
Jamie Feldman ... assistant production coordinator
Carl Goodwin ... payroll accountant
Philip Hall ... production assistant
Karen A. Harris ... assistant production coordinator
Mike Herring ... production assistant
Jim Keith ... basketball consultant
Gerald Lee ... security officer
Carl W. Lucas ... assistant craft service
Julie Michaels ... assistant to producer
Mamie Mitchell ... script supervisor
Carlos A. Montoya ... key set production assistant
C.D. Corky Newberry ... security officer
Aimie Olson ... key medic
Nick Robbins ... production assistant
Gwyn Savage ... travel coordinator: Vision Box
David Henry Schneider ... assistant: Bruce Dern
Lou Simon ... fight choreographer
Shawn K. Summerer ... production assistant
Heather Tyler ... post-production accountant
Joseph von Stern ... production assistant (as Joseph Stern)
Payton Ware ... production assistant
Miles Waters ... basketball coach
Randy Weiss ... production coordinator
Dar Larizadeh ... balloon light technician (uncredited)

Thanks

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Shane Sankey ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 though they know they'll probably end up "farmers' and ranchers' wives." Can they achieve their winning moment at State? Written by Froshi

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Taglines Never let them tell you what you can't do. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Believe in Me (United States)
Runtime
  • 131 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $81,569, 11 Mar 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia Many of the towns in the movie, including the town of Middleton, are made up but based on actual towns. The town of Middleton is based on the western-Oklahoma town of Sayre. The towns of Okeene, Byng, and Lawton are real, while the towns of Dellaplaine, Medfield, and Placerita are made-up. See more »
Goofs In the shot of downtown Oklahoma City, the skyline features the Ford Center, not built until the early 2000s. See more »

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