Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a thirty-four-year-old quarterback, a female placekicker, and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts.Written by
In the movie, the fictional Texas State University plays a football game against Southwest Texas State University, a real university located in San Marcos, Texas. In 2003, Southwest Texas State University changed its name to Texas State University at San Marcos. See more »
In the final play of the final game, the top of Flat-top's helmet right above his face mask says Riddell. When he runs after Blake, the top says AIR. See more »
[Featherstone is unable to catch any pass thrown to him]
Keep your eyes on the ball, son.
I'd rather he kept his hands on the ball.
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The UK cinema version was cut by 7 seconds to cut two of the film's three uses of strong language for a '12' rating. Video versions are uncut, and upgraded to a '15' rating. See more »
In the pantheon of football movies it's not the best, but not the worst by far. It's a decent comedy for the generation when it came out. The ensemble cast worked well together and anything with Kathy Ireland in it can't be all that bad. Sinbad also looked like someone who may have played football before going to teaching. 6/10
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