PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.
Jim White and his wife Cheryl have three daughters, not two. The oldest daughter, Tami, does not appear in the film. Julie and Jami are also portrayed slightly younger than their real ages at the time of McFarland's first state title win in 1987 (... ...
David, I'd like you to ask your father something for me.
David Diaz: Yeah
Jim White: You know what, just tell him... just tell him it was an honor to be invited into his home.
David Diaz: Dad, he said it was an honor to be invited into your home.
Señor Diaz: Tell him I say thanks.
The school buses in the background at the final meet are wrong. At the original meet there are Crowns in the parking lot.
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