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This episode follows the rise to prominence of the University Of Miami after years of indifferent results. New coach Howard Schnellenberger revitalized the program by introducing fresh blood... See more »

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Billy Corben ...
Himself - Director
John Green ...
Himself - Vice President, UM (archiveFootage) (as Dr. John Green)
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Himself - Hip Hop Artist, 2 Live Crew
Tolbert Bain ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1983-1987
Bennie Blades ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1984-1987
Howard Schnellenberger ...
Himself - Heach Coach, 1979-1983
Sam Jankovich ...
Himself - Athletic Director, 1983-1990
Bernie Kosar ...
Himself - Quarterback, 1982-1984
Art Kehoe ...
Himself - Defensive Line Coach, 1981-2005
Don Bailey Jr. ...
Himself - Center, 1979-1982
Willis McGahee ...
Himself - Running Back, 2000-2002
Duane Starks ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1995-1997
Santana Moss ...
Himself - Wide Receiver, 1997-2000
Brett Perriman ...
Himself - Wide Receiver, 1984-1987
Jerry Rushin ...
Himself - GM, 99 Jamz & Hot 105
Melvin Bratton ...
Himself - Running Back, 1983-1987
James T. ...
Himself - Host, Hot 105 Radio
Kevin Brinkworth ...
Himself - Running Back, 1991-1996
Robert Bailey ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1987-1990
Drew Rosenhaus ...
Himself - Sports Agent & UM Grad
Jeremy Shockey ...
Himself - Tight End, 2000-2001
Steve Walsh ...
Himself - Quarterback, 1985-1988
Alonzo Highsmith ...
Himself - Running Back, 1983-1986
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Himself - Wide Receiver, 1984-1987
Carlos Huerta ...
Himself - Kicker, 1987-1991
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Himself - Heach Coach, 1984-1988
Dan Le Batard ...
Himself - Miami Herald Columnist
Leon Searcy ...
Himself - Offensive Line, 1987-1991
Randal Hill ...
Himself - Wide Receiver, 1987-1990
Kelvin Harris ...
Himself - Offensive Line, 1987-1991
Jonathan Vilma ...
Himself - Linebacker, 2000-2003
Mario Cristobal ...
Himself - Offensive Line, 1988-1992
Lamar Thomas ...
Himself - Wide Receiver, 1988-1992
K.C. Jones ...
Himself - Center, 1992-1996
Don Soldinger ...
Himself - Coach, 1984-1988 & 1995-2005
Jerome Brown ...
Himself - Defensive Tackle, 1983-1986 (archiveFootage)
Bob Rubin ...
Himself - Sports Columnist, Miami Herald (archiveFootage)
Ryan McNeil ...
Himself - Defensive Back, 1988-1992
Dennis Erickson ...
Himself - Head Coach, 1989-1994
John Routh ...
Himself - Sebastian the Ibis, 1984-1992
Butch Davis ...
Himself - Head Coach, 1995-2000 (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Miami Player (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Billy Corben
Alfred Spellman

Produced by

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Keith Clinkscales ... executive producer
Billy Corben ... producer
David Cypkin ... co-producer
John Dahl ... executive producer
Bruce Feldman ... producer
Joan Lynch ... executive producer
Kristin McDowell ... associate producer
Evan Rosenfeld ... associate producer
Connor Schell ... executive producer
Bill Simmons ... associate producer / executive producer
John Skipper ... executive producer
Alfred Spellman ... producer
Michael Tollin ... consulting producer
John Walsh ... executive producer

Music by

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Joel Beckerman
Read Fasse
Patrick Hart
Phil Hernandez
Chris Maxwell
Michael McGinnis
Devin Smith

Cinematography by

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Alexa Harris

Film Editing by

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Billy Corben
David Cypkin
Christie Strong

Editorial Department

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Tommy Demos ... logger
Michael Underwood ... colorist

Production Management

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Roland Ballester ... executive in charge of production
Jenna Moshell Rosenfeld ... production manager (as Jenna Moshell) / production manager

Sound Department

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Christopher Cimaglia ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by

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Ricardo Pagan ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jorge Castillo ... camera operator / data tech
Julien Diaz ... camera operator
Julien Diaz ... camera operator
Yessenia Gonzalez ... data tech
Mark Harrison ... gaffer: Coach Erickson interview / grip
John Llambes ... data tech
David Null ... dolly grip / key grip
Geinseer Ogando ... grip
Benjamin Rabbers ... camera operator
Elvin Suarez ... data tech
Randy Valdes ... second director of photography
Jorge Valdés-Iga ... camera: b-roll
Kenneth Vidal ... gaffer

Other crew

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Rudy Crown ... Logger/Researcher
Cari Davine ... vp of business affairs
Benjamin Fertig ... additional production support
Jonathan Franklin ... production assistant
Eric M. Johnson ... executive in charge
David Marcus ... production assistant
Ryan Perez ... production assistant
Brett Smith ... production assistant
Lindsey Snell ... researcher
Michael Toledo ... production assistant
Ryan Wuerfel ... production assistant

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Heather Farah ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

Throughout the 1980s, Miami, Florida, was at the center of a racial and cultural shift taking place throughout the country. Overwhelmed by riots and tensions, Miami was a city in flux, and the University of Miami football team served as a microcosm for this evolution. The image of the predominantly white university was forever changed when coach Howard Schnellenberger scoured some of the toughest ghettos in Florida to recruit mostly black players for his team. With a newly branded swagger, inspired and fueled by the quickly growing local Miami hip hop culture, these Hurricanes took on larger-than-life personalities and won four national titles between 1983 and 1991. Written by ESPN

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  • Hurricane Season (United States)
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  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Features SportsCenter (1979). See more »
Quotes Randall Hill: It wasn't my fault that they built that stadium where there was a tunnel in the endzone that I scored in. It wasn't my fault that the doors were open in that tunnel. It wasn't my fault that it was not illegal for me to run through that tunnel. Don't blame me. You can blame the architects of that stadium. You can blame the University of Texas for taunting us. You can blame Robert Bailey for setting up the whole thing by knocking the first person out. You can blame Craig Erickson for throwing me the ball. You can blame the defensive back for not being good enough to cover me. It's just not my fault that I ran through that tunnel.
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