Plot & Details
Blonde-haired, blue-eyed women's libber Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn) quits her teaching job at a comfortable middle-class school to take a new position as varsity football coach at a predominantly black inner-city school. Culture and gender clashes abound; she must win over the hard-boiled youths, convince them to practice hard and show up for class, and convince them they can win football games. Her job begins to take a toll on her family, however, when her ex-husband (James Keach) attempts to take away her daughter, claiming she is neglecting her responsibilities as a mother. Wildcats marked the fourth sports film directed by Michael Ritchie.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 106min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/1987
- DVD Release Date: 04/01/2003
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): Michael Ritchie
- Starring: Goldie Hawn , James Keach , Swoosie Kurtz , Robyn Lively , Nipsey Russell
- Themes: Custody Battles,Football Players,Fish Out of Water,Underdogs
- Tone: Bright,Easygoing,Humorous,Light
- Keywords: champion, discipline, respect, coach, football, prejudice, sports, underdog, woman
- Country of Origin: USA (02-14-1986)
- Language: English