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.
Release Date: November 14, 1986
Writer: Angelo Pizzo
Director: David Anspaugh
Producer: John Daly, Carter DeHaven, Derek Gibson, Angelo Pizzo
Cast: Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Gene Hackman, Sheb Wooley, David Neidorf, Brad Boyle, Fern Persons, Steve Hollar, Brad Long, Kent Poole, Wade Schenck, Scott Summers, Maris Valainis
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