Failed college coach Norman Dale gets a chance at redemption when he is hired to coach a high school basketball team in a tiny Indiana town. After a teacher 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, a notorious alcoholic.
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"This is close to a perfect film. A great sports film."
"Maybe the greatest basketball movie ever made, a rare jewel that will have you wondering with the production problems turned out so well."
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