PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family
An unqualified teacher finds himself saddled with coaching duties after a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school.
Take Down was partially filmed in the small town of American Fork, Utah, at the old high school that was built around the turn of the 20th century and abandoned as a school at the end of the 1974-1975 school year. Much of the student body of the high school skipped school for several days in 1978 and showed up to be extras for this film. Members of American Fork High School's classes of '79 through '81 are featured in crowd scenes and in close-ups throughout the film. Boyd Silversmith, who plays Jack Gross in the film, was an alumnus of American Fork High School's class of 1978.
I'm sorry. I understand the problem, but don't ask me to go on with this.
Principal: I'm not asking you, Ed. I'm giving you the wrestling team as an official assignment. I want twelve wrestlers ready for Orem a week from Friday. End of discussion. I suggest ...
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