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The Long Green Line (2008)

Coach Joe Newton has used the sport of Cross Country Running to teach simple but important lessons to high school boys for the last 50 years. "Always do your best", "be on time" and "it's ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Newton Joe Newton ... Himself
Charlie Kern Charlie Kern ... Himself
Eric Dettman Eric Dettman ... Himself
Matt Dettman Matt Dettman ... Himself
David Montgomery David Montgomery ... Himself
Lionel Montenegro Lionel Montenegro ... Himself
Nick Kuczwara Nick Kuczwara ... Himself
Michael Fry Michael Fry ... Himself
Tim Jung Tim Jung ... Himself
Ron Stefani Ron Stefani ... Himself
John Fisher John Fisher ... Himself
Connor Chadwick Connor Chadwick ... Himself
Matt Shepley Matt Shepley ... Himself
Brian Marchese Brian Marchese ... Himself
Justin Jones Justin Jones ... Himself
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Coach Joe Newton has used the sport of Cross Country Running to teach simple but important lessons to high school boys for the last 50 years. "Always do your best", "be on time" and "it's nice to be great but far greater to be nice" are mantras, which have turned the Boys Cross Country team at the public York High School in Elmhurst Illinois into the most winning high school team in any sport in America. Along with mastery of their sport, Newton turns boys into men, who carry his teaching and his love for each of them throughout their lives. The Long Green Line documents the York Duke's 2005 Cross Country season as the runners seek their record 25th state title in 50 years. In the sport of Cross Country only the top 5 athletes per team score points and only seven are included in competition. The York team has 221 athletes participating under the tutelage of Coach Newton. Though 214 boys know they will have no influence on the season's scores, they are moved to participate just to be ... Written by Anonymous

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A Film About Running, Teamwork and Life

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20 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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A must see for anyone who loves cross country.
29 July 2015 | by smathis-97928See all my reviews

Anyone who has ever run cross country in Illinois knows about the legacy of the York "Dorks", or should I say Deacons? My dad ran against them 35 years ago, and I ran against them 5 years ago. They consistently have a great program led by one of the best coaches. After tragedy strikes the team, will they be able to make it back as the front-runners of the Illinois High School Cross Country Scene?

This movie dives into what cross country really is, a team sport. It shows the importance of chemistry, as well as having some decent shots of cross country races. Hard work and training pay off, as well as team chemistry being the glue that holds everything together. This film will stick with you. Really cool to see a documentary about a sport that I love


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