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The Akron Holy War (2017)

PG | | Documentary, Action, Sport | 2017 (USA)
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The Akron Holy War chronicles the storied high school football rivalry between two Akron, Ohio parochial powerhouses and the city that embraces them. Documenting nearly 60 years of history,... See full summary »

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Anthony Fanelli

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Anthony Fanelli
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamie Adaway Jamie Adaway ... Herself
Michelle Agnoni Michelle Agnoni ... Herself
Christopher Albanese Christopher Albanese ... Himself
Mary Anne Beiting Mary Anne Beiting ... Herself
Andy Berkowtiz Andy Berkowtiz ... Himself
Dan Boarman Jr. Dan Boarman Jr. ... Himself
Dan Boarman Sr. Dan Boarman Sr. ... Himself
Anthony Boarman Anthony Boarman ... Himself
Joe Bodnar Joe Bodnar ... Himself
Jay Brophy Jay Brophy ... Himself
Robert Brownfield Robert Brownfield ... Himself
Tom Carone Tom Carone ... Himself
John Cistone John Cistone ... Himself
Mike Clark Mike Clark ... Himself
Dom Davis Dom Davis ... Himself
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The Akron Holy War chronicles the storied high school football rivalry between two Akron, Ohio parochial powerhouses and the city that embraces them. Documenting nearly 60 years of history, the film also takes you inside of both schools (Archbishop Hoban and St. Vincent St. Mary), in the locker rooms and on the field during the week leading up to and culminating in 2016's game. The Akron Holy War depicts the true emotion of the game, on and off of the field, told exclusively from the people who have lived it. Whether you were involved in the first game in 1959 or last year, the sentiment holds true: The Akron Holy War is 48 minutes that lasts a lifetime. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA

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Aphotic See more »
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Trivia

The rivalry endured a 19 year break due to "complications" between the 2 schools. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Albanese: It was a very monumental time in our lives and really changed who we were.
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Want You Bad
Written and Performed by Ballroom Boxer
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A great, feel good, home-grown, football film that gives you hope!
26 February 2018 | by moresparechangeSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film last night while looking for a good sports doc and I'm glad I did. You don't have to be a football fan to appreciate a film like this. One that delves into the family and camaraderie of what makes a team special. Also, something interesting about this, is there is no narrator. The film jumps back and forth from past to present (yet still chronological) told by people involved to give you a full unbiased story of where both schools were and where they are now!

The end game is superbly shot. Music is fantastic and seeing some cool LeBron James high football action was just icing on the cake. Highly, highly recommend!


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