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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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Cast

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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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,864,952, 20 November 2011
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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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Trivia

Early in the film, when the girls are in the library talking about joining the basketball team, one girl explains that her boyfriend gave her his letter jacket and she shows the others. It says "O'Hara" on the back. Writer/Director Tim Chambers graduated from Cardinal O'Hara high school in Springfield, Delaware County, PA. See more »

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The Film takes place in japan but the matches take place in New York city. See more »

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Sister Sunday: Not only is change possible; it's as vital as breathing.
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formulaic and sincere
19 September 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1971 at the all-girls Immaculata College outside of Philidelphia. Mother St. John (Ellen Burstyn) hires Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) to be the basketball coach. There is no real money, the gym burnt down, and the college is threatened to be sold off. Cathy's NBA ref husband Ed Rush (David Boreanaz) wants her to be more of a housewife. The rules have recently changed to allow the girls play the men's game. Sister Sunday (Marley Shelton) becomes the assistant. The girls struggle with loss after loss until Cathy molds them into a championship team.

This is formulaic but that's no problem for a formulaic sports movie. It's endearing in its own way. The major missing element is a bigger part for one of the players performed by a bright young star. The girls are more or less blanks except for a couple scenes. They are played by relative unknowns and they don't excel. On the other hand, Carla Gugino is great. The big emotional scene of the girl silently weeping in the van after a lost is very good. However, none of the games nor the story are terribly surprising or exciting. The story is fit for a sincere feel-good telling and this does it in a very standard way.


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