Coach (1978)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Sport

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An Olympic Gold medalist is hired to coach the boys' basketball team. But when Coach Randy Rawlings arrives, the school's sexist principal discovers that he has hired a woman. Blocked from ... See full summary »


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15 October 2020 | bkoganbing
Cathy Lee Crosby plays the title role in Coach and she's a former Olympic gold medal track star who takes a job as a high school basketball coach over the strong objections of Principal Keenan Wynn. Wynn is a man with fixed beliefs about gender roles and he wants to break her.

Wynn channeled his performance in that Disney classic The Absent Minded Professor into this much inferior picture. As for Crosby she finds some romance with one of her star players Michael Biehn. He's quite the hunk in this film and set my gay mojo going. Of course Crosby would be canned if anyone discovered them.

Biehn also fancies himself an amateur hypnotist and transforms a kid with some potential to another Magic Johnson. The same gambit was used by Abbott and Costello in Here Com The Coeds also a much better picture.

This a good film for the drive-in trade. And you'll have to see Coach to understand the significance of jabberwocky.

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17 March 1978



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California, USA

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