Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story Poster

Release Date: 1988

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
This made-for-TV movie tells the true story of Charlie Wedemeyer (Michael Nouri), a former football player turned high school coach with a loving wife (Pam Dawber) and two children. At 32, Charlie is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. When the doctors tell Charlie he has about a year to live, the school expects him to retire from coaching, but he refuses, determined to guide his players to their first state championship, against the odds.

Cast: Pam Dawber, Michael Nouri, Bess Meyer, Peter Berg, Reginald VelJohnson

Director: Roy Campanella II

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Quest, Doctor, 1970s, Emotional, 1980s, Sacrifice, Underdog, Hospital, Wife