• All the Right Moves (1983)

All the Right Moves

Release Date: 1983

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2002

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Stefan Djordjevic (Tom Cruise), the star player of his high school football team, is desperately hoping that his football talents will earn him a scholarship -- his only chance to get out of his dying hometown of Ampipe, Pennsylvania. When a heated argument with his coach (Craig T. Nelson) gets him kicked off the team and blacklisted from college recruiters, Stefan must fight for a chance to live out his dream and escape the dead-end future he faces.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Charles Cioffi, Paul Carafotes, Chris Penn, Sandy Faison, Paige Price

Director: Michael Chapman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Growing up, Inspiring, Escape, Touching, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A surprisingly large portion of the picture is given over to a gritty and unexpectedly moving examination of a senseless but understandable feud between two wrongheaded, sincere people making all the wrong moves. [21 Oct 1983]

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Cruise is believable as an athlete; and the cocky bravado he emits to impress his girlfriend (played with matching complexity and maturity by Lea Thompson) has a fetching sense of lift, too. But his vulnerability is what's most refreshing and ingratiating about Cruise's Stef. [05 Nov 1983]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Two people finally tell each other the truth. This is, of course, an astonishing breakthrough in movies about teenagers, and All the Right Moves deserves it. show more

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