PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
The football camp, to which the players go, was filmed at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia. Berry has never had a football team (except for intermural flag football). The quadrangle of buildings, in which the players stayed, are really girl's dormitories. Many students can be seen in the background of these shots, as classes were in session during filming.
Are your parents here?
Bertier: There's my mother.
Coach Boone: Good.
Coach Boone: You take a look at her. Cause once you step on that bus you aint got your mama no more. You got your brothers on the team and you got your daddy. You know who your daddy is, doncha? Gary, if you want ...
When Sunshine first comes to the team during training and throws the ball at Gary, it appears to be dropping to the right of his back and missing. But hits him in the middle of his back in the final close range shot.
Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season.
Recent network television (ABC) edition (aired 8/15/2005) reinstated 6 minutes of previously deleted scenes back into the storyline. (119 minutes sans end credit running time).
$20,905,831 (USA) (1 October 2000)