The Mighty Macs (2009)

G   |    |  Drama, Sport


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In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

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22 November 2013 | herbqedi
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| Inspirational Sports Biopic Captures the Era Perfectly
I lived in Paoli, not far from Immaculata and had seen the campus several times. What Cathy Rush accomplished was amazing at a time when women's college basketball wasn't even on the map. Rush was reasonable attractive but Carla Guggino is much "hotter" of course. Acting-wise, she captured Rush's spirit and intensity perfectly.

This really is a rare sports story where not only did David beat Goliath to win the big prize but also really did change the game of women's sports and established its importance in real life. And almost all the team members went on to improve their lives and to point to this experience in doing so.

The Mighty Macs is a story well worth telling. The fact that this movie, with very modest budget and production values, succeeds in telling the story so well in a fast-paced, entertaining, well-acted, and satisfying way makes it all the most special. Just like the success of the Mighty Macs themselves, the success of this product (not commercial success but its high quality) is a true team effort. Pat, Bruce, Carla, Ellen, and everyone else involved. T-E-A-M TEAM!!! Well done.

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