I love how restrained and isolated this film feels. It's drenched in sadness and small town stagnancy. Anspaugh does a great job of conveying that with bleached photography as he slowly, patiently crafts the narrative. Hackman really digs deep and pulls off a stern and kind man looking for redemption who's unwilling to compromise his morals despite his checkered past. A satisfying film, even if it hasn't aged well.
Pretty standard sports flick that time hasn't been too kind to. The game sequences are weak at best and the relationships don't ring true at all. Performances are ok but Hershey is wasted here and only Hopper, in an Academy Award nominated performance, stands out. Mind you Hopper should have been nominated that year for 'Blue Velvet' instead.
Rocky4'ün tıpkısının, aynısının, benzeri. Müzikler bile aynı. Ama sanat filmleri de bir yere kadar diyorsanız, izleyin vakit kaybı olmaz. Benim aydınlandığım sahneler oldu :) Not: Mubi'nin de böyle bir altyazı ile film izletmeye hakkı yok. Altyazısına verecek yıldız yok.
Amerikan rüyası algısının sportif versiyonu. Ne kadar aşağıdan başlarsan başla, koşullar ne kadar ağır olursa olsun, yerleşik düzen seni engellemeye çalışsa da istediğin ve çalıştığın zaman başarırsın. Amerikan rüyasının çöküşte olduğu şu dönem mesaj kaygısından ziyade, basketbolseverler tarafından alımlanabilecek bir film.
It's good to understand the nature and emotion of sportsmanship. I should pay attention more to sports, but this helped me to understand the importance of basketball and the nature of winning something. Sort of like the Rocky movies. It's a great feel-good movie to check out!
A timeless film that shows the power of director Anspaugh through the remarkable performances of Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper. Hopper is brilliantly realized through gesture and pose while Hackman is boisterous and charismatic as the tough as nails coach. Actors of this caliber remind us of how they became house-hold names while instilling hope that this new generation of pretty faces can learn from the past.
The misrepresentation of the true story would border on offensive (all white upstart school beats all black powerhouse?) were it not so earnestly made and honestly performed. Too bad there hasn't been a movie made of the all-black school that their opponent was based off (Oscar Robinson's Crispus Attucks high school, the first all-black school to win state champion in any sport- who never did play the Hoosiers)