A struggling coach and teacher who has had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America: McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential in several high school boys and slowly turns them into championship runners and brings them closer than even he could ever imagine.
Principal photography took place in Camarillo, California and many of McFarland's residents were extras in the movie. See more »
The film shows White's wife and children as depressed by having to move to McFarland. In fact, the White family wanted to live in a small town. See more »
David, I'd like you to ask your father something for me.
You know what, just tell him... just tell him it was an honor to be invited into his home.
Dad, he said it was an honor to be invited into your home.
Tell him I say thanks.
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Give It Up
Written by Chris Gerniottis
Performed by Kubla Kahn
Courtesy of Platform Music Group
By arrangement with Cicadelic Records See more »
Don't run away from this movie.
The thought of a movie about running can be off putting, but personally I feel that you should give this movie a chance.
You won't be surprised that much by what happens as the structure of it is similar to hundreds of other flicks: the typical success story of a bunch of kids you would not bet $5 on. In this case, they have the gift of running, and their trainer (Kevin Costner) is the man to lead them. By the way, after so many years, I still don't know what to think about Kevin Costner. Is he a good actor? or is he just lucky to still get some roles? I haven't got a clue, but either way, his acting will not spoil the movie.
Since it's based on real events, you'll probably watch it out curiosity and forgive any lack of cinematographic quality. You should find it up-lifting and a good enough watch.
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