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Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.

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Cast

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Vince DeAntonio
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Bill Burkett
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John Handon II
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Bobby Burkett
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Renee Donohue
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John Handon III (as Charles Carver)
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Nancy Smith-Burkett
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Mike Mayhew
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Michelle Stratton
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Joe Namath
Sam Bourquin ...
Sam Bourquin
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Ryan Cooper
J.T. Harding ...
Tim Wilfork (as John 'JT' Harding)
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Damien Taylor
Fabien Oliver Paul-Blanc ...
Justin 'Big' Mack
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Jamal Lee (as Aric Generette Floyd)
Kevin Wells ...
Steven Donohue
Tom Stephan ...
Father Dryer
Kyle Carthens ...
Ben Napier
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Mitch Doran (as Jeff Grover)
Judge Eddie Elum ...
Judge Eddie Elum
Joseph Primes ...
Dr. Taylor
Andrea Richardson ...
Mrs. Taylor
Keith Loneker Jr. ...
Jordan Kroger
Ryan Rex ...
Dakota Duran
Brent Reichert ...
Coach Roy Morlow
Alex Keener ...
Reggie 'Buzzsaw' Streeter
Meghan Grover ...
Ashley
Marc Moritz ...
Pete
John Dowd ...
R.J. Jannings
Jane Morse ...
Katherine Handon
Patricia Valestin ...
Sharon Waterson
Criseyda Dowd ...
Lydia Forsythe
Jeffrey Lynn Hall ...
Walter (as Jeffrey Lyn Hall)
David Held ...
Mayor David Held (as Mayor David Held)
Mike Brownyard ...
Bart Handon (as Mike 'Brown' Brownyard)
Elec Simon ...
Dan 'The Man'
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Gangsta Wannabe
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Man in Suit (as Stephen Campanella)
Evan T. Hannon ...
Bailiff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Football Player
Michael V. Chastain ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Rob Combest ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Tyler Cook ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
Brandon Davies ...
(uncredited)
Eric Frank ...
Limo Driver (uncredited)
Anthony Gardner ...
(uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron / Stadium Fan (uncredited)
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Hoover Assistant Coach #1 (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
B.J. Halsall ...
Fan (uncredited)
Christopher Kaczmarek ...
Factory Worker (uncredited)
Caroline Kane ...
Sports Fan (uncredited)
Diane Kell ...
Lunch Lady (uncredited)
Bryan Kelly ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Devin Koehler ...
Student (uncredited)
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Newsreporter (uncredited)
Angie Marino-Smith ...
Mrs. Waterson's Assistant (uncredited)
Chris Maxwell ...
(uncredited)
Brian Miller ...
(uncredited)
Jared Miller ...
Hoover Assistant Coach #2 (uncredited)
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Aquinas Cheerleader (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Kristin Murphy ...
Highschool Student (uncredited)
Taylor Nelms ...
High School Student (uncredited)
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Aquinas Player (uncredited)
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Rooker (uncredited)
Lynda Santa ...
Fan (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ...
Football Coach (uncredited)
Thomas Wolf ...
Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Doug Dearth

Written by

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David Latham ... (screenplay) (as Dave Latham)
 
Benjamin Suarez ... (story) (as Ben Suarez)

Produced by

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Stephen R. Campanella ... line producer
Pete C. Cook ... executive producer
Doug Dearth ... producer
Bill Fishman ... producer
Brett Kerr ... line producer (one segment)
Dave Latham ... co-producer
Tom Rooker ... producer
Benjamin Suarez ... executive producer

Music by

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David Robbins

Cinematography by

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Sean Conaty

Film Editing by

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Michael Mayhew

Editorial Department

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William Adashek ... digital intermediate executive producer
Kevin Cannon ... colorist
Rob Doolittle ... finishing artist: marketing
Matthew Frendo ... post production assistant
Paul C. Janssen ... assistant editor
Brett Kerr ... post production supervisor
Daniel Lawrence ... assistant editor
Daryl Royer ... assistant editor
Josef Sipkins ... assistant colorist
Jarron Vosburg ... post production assistant

Casting By

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Lindsay Chag

Art Direction by

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Andrew Fenske
Jay B. Johnson ... additional art director (as Jay Johnson)

Set Decoration by

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Heidi Azaro ... on set decorator

Costume Design by

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June Suepunpuck

Makeup Department

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Jacquelyn Adamson ... assistant makeup artist
Elizabeth Cook ... additional assistant hair & makeup (as Elizabeth Cook-Snyder)
Liz DuChez ... key hair stylist
Dalora 'Dee' Jones ... additional assistant hair & makeup
Susan R. Prosser ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Stephen R. Campanella ... production manager
Brandon Tylka ... location production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dave Casper ... first assistant director
Danielle de Arakal ... second assistant director (as Danielle J. Clark)
Julie Johnsen ... second assistant director
Peter Keller ... second second assistant director
Derek Rimelspach ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Nolan Gardner ... additional props assistant
Leyna Haller ... property master
David Lemoyne ... on-set dresser (as David Lemoyne Jones) / set dresser (as David Lemoyne Jones)
Mary Anne Mcallister ... radio props coordinator
Brooke Mott ... art production assistant
Teresa Strebler ... art swing
P.J. Toomey ... lead person
Donna Williams ... props assistant
Angela Yoder ... art production assistant

Sound Department

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Tom Barry ... adr
Robert Chen ... adr editor (as Rob Chen)
Cary Clark ... dialogue editor
Jesse Dill ... boom operator
Stephanie Dunlap ... post-production sound coordinator
Laird Fryer ... adr mixer
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Dan Kremer ... sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon ... foley mixer
Eric Maldin ... adr mixer
David Marcus ... chief operating officer
Steve Neal ... re-recording engineer
Scott Osowski ... sound utility
Michael Perricone ... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey A. Pitts ... supervising sound designer
G.W. Pope III ... foley artist
Geordy Sincavage ... foley mixer
Marlowe Taylor ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Ken Locsmandi ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Carlos Aldana ... visual effects producer
Vinod Gopinathan ... lead compositors
Josef Sipkins ... assistant colorist

Stunts

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Ryan Gunnarson ... stunt double: Bart Handon / stunt double: Reggie 'Buzzsaw' Streeter / stunt performer
Brandon Hampton ... football stunts / stunt double
Blaze Johnson Jr. ... stunts
Keith Loneker Jr. ... stunt performer
Chad Mehle ... stunts
Anthony Omari ... stunt double: Ben Napier (as Anthony Omari Nickerson)
Jeff Sanders ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Sanders ... football stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jason Almendinger ... electrical intern
John Burke ... additional second assistant camera
J. Christopher Campbell ... 2nd Unit DP/B-Camera Operator/Steadicam Operator / 2nd unit director of photography
Kiely Cronin ... first assistant camera "b" camera
Zach Dearth ... grip intern
Mike Dittiacur ... best boy grip
Charlie Duncan ... grip intern
Alexander Elkins ... electrician
Andrew Fenske ... best boy electric: additional photography
Jeff Fisher ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Jake Hossfeld ... chief lighting technician
David Jarred ... additional electrician
Dan Jarrell ... key grip
Ruth Lang ... second assistant camera "b" camera
Allie Levin ... camera intern / camera production assistant
Scott Lipez ... additional electrician
Ernesto Lomeli ... director of photography: additional photography
David Markey ... additional best boy
Casey McClurken ... best boy electric
Colleen Mleziva ... second assistant camera "a" camera
Christopher Neusser ... additional swing / key grip: additional photography
Christopher Ratledge ... digital imaging technician
Dean A. Ross ... additional best boy grip / key grip: additional photography
Chris Salamone ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Michael Salamone ... grip
Donnie Schneider ... additional electrician / key grip: additional photography
Aaron Smith ... grip
Rick Stern ... swing/additional dolly grip
John Turk ... chief lighting technician: additional photography
Brian Udoff ... first assistant camera "a" camera
Brian Whitlock ... additional electrician
Matt Williams ... camera intern
Siân Wright ... camera intern (as Sian Wright)

Casting Department

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Lavelle Brown ... casting associate
Megan Hyde ... casting intern
Will F. Moore ... casting associate / extras casting
Lillian Pyles ... casting: Cleveland
Brent Reichert ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rachel Demski ... key costumer
Rachel Hanzel ... costume supervisor
Christine Lee ... additional key costumer
Jada Taylor ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Gabrielle McAndrew ... location intern
Brandon Tylka ... location manager

Music Department

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Bill Fishman ... music supervisor
Khara Lord ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Robert Combest Jr. ... transportation captain
Rob Combest Sr. ... transportation coordinator
Rob Combest ... transportation coordinator
Craig Cope ... driver
Michelle Engelsen ... driver
Tracy Habick ... driver
Ron Hulec ... driver
Yvonne Klass ... driver
Pam Lazarites ... driver

Other crew

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Jason Almendinger ... launderer
Victor Amesquita ... additional helmet coordinator
William K. Baker ... key production accountant
Alivia Barnes ... production intern
Tom Barry ... adr voice
Joseph Albert Battaglia ... set production assistant (as Joe Battaglia)
Brooke Berbari ... production intern
Scott Burkett ... accountant
Rob Combest ... football consultant
Anita Cook ... assistant to mr. rooker / assistant to the producer
Rob Davis ... production intern
Beth Dearth ... public relations
Zach Dearth ... assistant to the director: additional photography / post production assistant
Michael Donelan ... media intern
Max Eberle ... production coordinator
Kathi Rapini Ferris ... production intern
Eric Frank ... double: J.T. Harding / stand-in: Richard Portnow
Matt Fricke ... production intern
Nolan Gardner ... helmet coordinator
John Herman ... Ohio CPA Report accountant
Jon Hill ... community outreach liaison
Lorren Holliday ... misc crew
Ron Hulec ... football consultant
Logan Jones ... media intern
Mallory Kirtley ... set production assistant
Sean Lambert ... assistant to the director
Allie Levin ... camera production assistant / production assistant
Keith Loneker ... football technical advisor
Dan McDonough ... production intern
Amanda McNair ... travel coordinator
Richard Mirenzi ... equipment manager
Brooke Mott ... production assistant
Kristin Murphy ... production intern / writing intern
Alex Nowak ... production intern
Teresa E. Purtiman ... production attorney
Michael Puterbaugh ... production counsel
Daniel Rambacher ... production intern (as Danny Rambacher)
Brent Reichert ... football advisor
Kimberley Roper ... script supervisor
Hannah Selinsky ... production intern
Deanna Sherman ... stand-in: Natalie Imbruglia
Dana Skemp ... assistant to pete cook
Tyler Douglas Smith ... production assistant
Maria Sutton ... set production assistant
Kelly Thewlis ... set production assistant
Seth Troyer ... intern / media intern
Jamie Valdez ... public relations
Nancy Workman ... assistant to mr. suarez
Angela Yoder ... production assistant

Thanks

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Denise Beauchamp ... special thanks
Scott Burkett ... special thanks
Melody Djavadi ... special thanks
Sam Eigen ... special thanks
Barb Housus ... special thanks
Amanda McNair ... special thanks
Janet Fashbaugh Mohler ... special thanks
Nancy Saurez ... thanks
Brian Sweet ... special thanks
Tiffany Walker ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, a small-town high school football team rises from obscurity to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community. Bobby Burkett is the promising quarterback for the Knights, but his Division Four school has never made a playoff appearance until Coach Vince DeAntonio's arrival. Their gruff new coach recruits a talented but insecure receiver and gives a juvenile delinquent offensive lineman a second chance. When Bobby falls for rival cheerleader Renee Donohue, a battle for more than a championship begins with the Viking's "golden boy" quarterback John Hanford III. Meanwhile, Bobby's father is being sued by his former employer and town patriarch John Hanford II over the intellectual rights to a revolutionary new energy saving product. With their home at stake, things look grim for the Burketts (until rumors of Hanford Corp's move to Mexico surface). Now with hundreds of manufacturing jobs at stake and their honor to defend, the Knights represent the entire community as they face the Vikings in a "Game Of Champions" that becomes bigger than the state finals. Written by Anonymous

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  • Underdogs (United States)
Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,371, 23 Aug 2013

Did You Know?

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Goofs The rival high school is referred to as "Herbert Hoover High School" when in fact it was named after William Henry Hoover, founder of the Hoover Company. See more »
Soundtracks This Town See more »
Quotes Player 88: Hey, Bobby.
Bobby Burkett: Yeah!
Player 88: What's new coach doin' way up there?
Bobby Burkett: I don't know. Lookin' for a win?
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