Saturday, September 26, 2009


Screenplay by Angelo Pizzo
Directed by David Anspaugh

Gene Hackman
Barbara Hershey
Dennis Hopper

Premiere date: November 14, 1986

Norman Dale is a basketball coach whose checkered past has led him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team. Made to feel unwelcome by squad members, an icy fellow teacher and townspeople who nearly have him fired, Dale perseveres with a gritty demeanor and an unwavering passion for the game. But winning over the team is only half the battle in a world where small-town teams can end up playing big-time rivals...and a downtrodden outsider can rouse the pride of an entire county.

2 Academy Award Nominations
Best Supporting Actor - Dennis Hopper
Best Original Score


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