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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.
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2011   2010   2009  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Thomas Jane ...  Ray Drecker 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Jane Adams ...  Tanya Skagle 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Charlie Saxton ...  Damon Drecker 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Sianoa Smit-McPhee ...  Darby Drecker 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Anne Heche ...  Jessica Haxon 30 episodes, 2009-2011
Rebecca Creskoff ...  Lenore Bernard 28 episodes, 2009-2011
Gregg Henry ...  Mike 25 episodes, 2009-2011
Eddie Jemison ...  Ronnie Haxon 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Lennie James ...  Charlie 15 episodes, 2010-2011
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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

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Another Hard Day at the Office See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En velutstyrt mann See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Lennie James, who plays Charlie, is also on the Walking Dead. Thomas Jane turned down the lead role of Rick Grimes for Hung instead. See more »

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Referenced in Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011) See more »

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We got a winner here!
14 July 2009 | by ItsamoomooSee all my reviews

This new HBO series has turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It's hard not to relate to a guy who lost everything in a day and age when so many people are going through similar situations. I've been there myself and I understand a lot of his frustrations. To see him cash in on his best "asset" has proved to be very, very interesting. Would we do the same if we were in his predicament? Well, you gotta eat and pay the bills. The writing is excellent. Also, Anne Heche can consider herself very lucky to have gotten this gig. She, too, is pleasant in her role as the ex-wife and it has made me forget all her past scandals, something I didn't think could be possible. Nice, too, to see Thomas Jane in what appears to be a hit for HBO.

I am thoroughly looking forward to episode #3.


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