Release Date: 1986
DVD Release Date: December 10th, 1997
PG |1 hr 54 minPlot Summary
Failed college coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) gets a chance at redemption when he is hired to direct the basketball program at a high school in a tiny Indiana town. After a teacher (Barbara Hershey) persuades star player Jimmy Chitwood to quit and focus on his long-neglected studies, Dale struggles to develop a winning team in the face of community criticism for his temper and his unconventional choice of assistant coach: Shooter (Dennis Hopper), a notorious alcoholic.
Director: David Anspaugh
Production Co: Hemdale Film Corporation [us]
Keywords: Underdog , Competition , Rise , Father , 1950s , Heartwarming , Inspiring , Small town ,