In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

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Tim Chambers

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Tim Chambers (screenplay), Tim Chambers (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Gugino ... Cathy Rush
Marley Shelton ... Sister Sunday
Ellen Burstyn ... Mother St. John
David Boreanaz ... Ed Rush
Katie Hayek Katie Hayek ... Trish Sharkey
Kim Blair ... Lizanne Caufield
Meghan Sabia Meghan Sabia ... Jen Galentino
Margaret Anne Florence ... Rosemary Keenan
Kate Nowlin ... Colleen McCann
Taylor Steel Taylor Steel ... Mimi Malone
Bianca Brunson Bianca Brunson ... Gayle Moore
Malachy McCourt ... Monsignor
Phyllis Somerville ... Sister Sister
Jodie Lynne McClintock ... Sister Thomas
Marianne Bonner Marianne Bonner ... Sister Sarge
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Storyline

It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time, and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women's basketball. In the lead up to this historical season, major universities are preparing their game plans to win that first title. Meanwhile a tiny all-women's Catholic college in Philadelphia has a more modest goal: find a coach before the season begins. Providentially, Cathy Rush is about to find Immaculata College. Recently married, Cathy is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she's willing to do the hard work necessary to help her new team reach their goals-or perhaps she's just trying to achieve her unfulfilled dreams through them. From the beginning, her challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams Immaculata will face on the court. Cathy learns there is no ... Written by Anonymous

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She dared to dream. They dared to believe.

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Kathy and Ed Rush make cameo appearances. Kathy as the bank teller and Ed as the supporter who "forgets" to take his lotion after donating. See more »

Goofs

The chapel seen in the movie is not the chapel of the real-life Villa Maria Hall. The one where the real-life girls had gone to mass was not suited for filming purposes, so a nearby Catholic church was used for the filming. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Rush: Anything can happen, when we are committed to our dreams.
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Against All Odds
21 April 2013 | by KKrastinDavisSee all my reviews

This is a must see show - especially for every woman that thinks she is hitting against all odds and will amount to very little. I hope and wish that, anyone feeling discouraged, they choose to watch this heartfelt movie and be empowered by it. Cathy Rush is to basketball what Clara Barton is to nursing and was truly amazing. Get your young children before this show and let them become inspired by the story of this woman who encouraged her team to grow through believing in their dreams. Every dream may be slightly different on a team, but the end result comes together when a team acts like a true team. Cathy Rush did for women's basketball in a time that it wasn't popular for women basketball teams to exist what the Jody Conradt's, etc. do for the women basketball teams of today -- definitely a woman ahead of her time. Don't worry, if you aren't necessarily a basketball fan, you'll still be amazed because the lessons learned can be applied to just about any area of life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Lady of Victory See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$963,221, 23 October 2011

Gross USA:

$1,891,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,891,936
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Quaker Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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