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Quarterback Princess (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 3 December 1983
Tami, a young girl who has just moved to Oregon, stands up against her coach and the naysayers of her small town to prove that she's capable of being a talented football quarterback despite her gender.

Director:

Noel Black

Writer:

Rod Browning
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Murray ... Ralph Maida
Barbara Babcock ... Judy Maida
Dana Elcar ... Mr. Caine
John Stockwell ... Scott Massey
Daphne Zuniga ... Kim Maida
Helen Hunt ... Tami Maida
Mary-Robin Redd Mary-Robin Redd ... Saleswoman
Joshua Cadman ... Brian
Severn Darden ... Mr. Hobart
Carmen Argenziano ... Ed Ainsworth
Nancy Parsons ... Mrs. Klosterman
Tim Robbins ... Marvin
Holly Bressler Holly Bressler ... Jody Maida
Katherine Moir Katherine Moir ... Heidi Maida
Melanie Parker Melanie Parker ... Gidget Maida
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Storyline

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she can play football, but she can win the state championship. (Based on a true story) Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quarterback Princess See more »

Filming Locations:

McMinnville, Oregon, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of a late 1970s early 1980s mini-cycle of films centering around women athletes. The movies include Blue Skies Again (1983) (baseball), Goldengirl (1979) (athletics), The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981) (athletics), Hockey Night (1984) (ice hockey), Quarterback Princess (1983) (gridiron), Personal Best (1982) (pentathlon), Gregory's Girl (1980) (soccer) and Heart Like a Wheel (1983) (drag racing). See more »

Quotes

Scott Massey: Bad enough I gotta lose, but then I have to be carried off the field by our lady quarterback.
Tami Maida: What bothers you? That I'm a lady or that I'm a quarterback?
Scott Massey: I wouldn't mind either if you weren't both.
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Girl Power, Football Style
24 January 2001 | by F. Mt. PleasantSee all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was 12 years old and I remember it as if it were yesterday. Every frame, every line of dialogue sticks in my mind as if with glue. Is it Helen Hunt's mesmerizing voice or John Stockwell's magnetic high school sexuality? Who could ever say, but that log rolling scene does tip the scale in his favor. That's my opinion and I get to have whatever opinion I want because this is my square of writing, alloted to me by the IMBD. Thank you, IMDB, for letting a guy blow off some steam on a Wednesday night. Steam that's been building up for 25 some odd years. Steam a quarterback needs to win the big game against St. Stephen's. And Helen Hunt has got what it takes to bring home the cup or chalice. I can't remember anymore. So, good then. See it, but don't buy it. It's no good if you have to pay for it. Try to catch it on PAX some afternoon when you're in bed with the flu or chronic depression. Go team. love sincerely, F Mt. P


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