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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
This is a great movie. The movie is based on a true story and very inspirational. The producer knew the original events personally, growing up around them, creating authenticity. Many of the original athletes and coaches were interviewed, increasing credibility. Original footage of the team's games is seen in the credits and DVD extras, which is a fun flashback.
This is a sports movie and for once the actors actually know how to play the sport. The games are believable, because they are real.
The movie has many inspirational elements, as mentioned by other reviewers. I highly recommend this movie.
Acting was great and you actually get to know the participants as you watch the film--real theater, not just hollow entertainment. There is real drama, both in the lives of the participants and in the struggles of the small college.
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