PG | | Comedy, Sport
David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good... See full summary »
In his 2009 non-fiction tome "The Book of Basketball", Bill Simmons discusses NBA superstar Bernard King's performance in this film. Simmons added in a footnote that when he talked to Gabe Kaplan about the film, "Kaplan said they had 60 days of filming and Bernard gave them 58 good ones. He didn't elaborate."
All I'm asking you to do is give the boy another chance. Sports is his life. You know, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
Ms. Tidwell: I've never known the thrill of victory.
CBS edited 21 minutes from this film for its 1980 network television premiere.