Plot Summary: 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.
Director: David Anspaugh
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper
Serious Jest: (Worth Watching) This film is timeless in the sense that it could very well take place today, rather than in the 1950s. I’m a sucker for sports movies, so I was entertained, even if the movie is often predictable and without a real unique aspect (although I realize that it was probably more unique in the 1980s).