A coach struggles to keep his college team focused on a bowl berth despite turbulent personal challenges that threaten to unravel the team.
Original aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
The Walt Disney Company deleted a scene from this film where the football players laid on a busy highway to prove their toughness, after several young men were injured or killed imitating the stunt. These real-life incidents produced a flurry of negative publicity relating to the more generalized debate of the effect of violent images on society. Lost in the firestorm were reports that the stunt was practiced by teens across the country before the release of the film.
Copyright Touchstone Pictures and The Samuel Goldwyn Company.
"...Manage[s] to tackle real issues..." (Entertainment Weekly)
"...Attractive leads....[The] technical crew and cast convincingly capture the football scenes and college environs..." (Variety)
"...[Ward] makes all the pieces fit, and the on-field action looks convincing....The movie's human scenes are appealing..." (Chicago Sun-Times)