PG | | Drama, Sport
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
The 1954 state championship game, which inspired the movie's final game, was played between the Milan Indians and the Muncie Central Bearcats. Milan won 32-30.
Coach Norman Dale:
There's a, um tradition in tournament play- not talk about the next step until you've climbed the one in front of you. I'm sure going to the state finals is beyond your wildest dreams, so let's just keep it right there.
During the regional game against Linton, Hickory is down 33-37 at a timeout. Moments later, the score is 42-48 for Linton, then 31-36 for Linton.
Director David Anspaugh is credited as Jack Nemo in the edited (and disowned by Anspaugh) television cut.
$220,068 (USA) (16 November 1986)
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