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G| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
In 1971, Immaculata College finds a new coach, Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino), to head its women's basketball team. Right from the start, Cathy faces an uphill battle at the tiny, all-women's school -- with little support from Mother St. John (Ellen Burstyn). There's no gymnasium on campus, no uniforms, and there might not even be enough players to field a team. With help from a spunky assistant and a booster club of elderly nuns, Cathy sets out to achieve the impossible.

Cast: Carla Gugino , Ellen Burstyn , Marley Shelton , David Boreanaz , Phyllis Somerville , Jesse Draper , Lauren Bittner , Christopher Mann

Director: Tim Chambers

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing LLC

The Mighty Macs (2009)

Release Date: October 21st, 2011|1 hr. 38 min.

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fan reviews ( 15 )
  • Mighty Macs further distinguishes itself by, for once, giving a fair shake to nuns, who are treated with respect both in the performance of Ellen Burstyn, as the mother superior, and of Marley Shelton, who plays the assistant coach. It's about time. show more

  • One wishes that Chambers had more gracefully integrated the stories of the individual players into this celebration of Rush. show more

  • Carla Gugino has yet to find the right movie that clicks with her spunky outsider appeal, but The Mighty Macs, a gauzy, inspiring true-life drama about a girls' basketball team, at least gets her close and provides a lot of assists. show more

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  • December 10, 2011 donnasoley
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    This is not playing in our area. Do you have any idea when it will be on DVD??

  • November 10, 2011 keller1618
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    Wow...Takes me way back...

  • November 01, 2011 choward575
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    Loved it. As a girl who played basketball in the 60\'s and 70\'s, it was very inspiring to watch this unlikely team get to the first National Championships for womens basketball.

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