If this movie doesn’t have you out of your seat and cheering at the end, then you must be made of stone. Not only an inspirational tale of the underdog striving to win, it is also one of the best of both sports flicks and feel good movies. If you have nothing to do this weekend or it’s a rainy stay indoors day, take the time to have a look at this flick. It’s also loosely based on a real story.
It is 1952 and Coach Norman Dale is given the task of coaching the small basketball team of a small Indiana high school. Not only does he have to battle hostility from the local townspeople and a fellow teacher, he also has to battle hostility from the team.
Opal Fleener: Sun don't shine on the same dog's ass everyday, but, mister you ain't seen a ray of light since you got here.
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Sheb Woolley plays Cletus, the high school principal. Woolley played the scout Pete Nolan in Rawhide, had a hit with Purple People Eater and is the voice behind the Wilhelm Scream, see: