At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
In November, 1970, virtually the entire football team and coaches of Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) die in a plane crash. That spring, led by Nate Ruffin, a player who was ill and missed the fatal flight, students rally to convince the board of governors to play the 1971 season. The college president, Don Dedman, must find a coach, who then must find players. They petition the NCAA to allow freshmen to play, and coach Jack Lengyel motivates and leads young players at the same time that he reexamines the Lombardi creed that winning is the only thing. The father and the fiancée of a player who died find strength to move on. Can Marshall win even one game in 1971?Written by
loved the film and the closeness of it all always amazes me when i see small towns so behind it,s sports team ,true or Hollywood ideals i have no idea was weird seeing ian mckshane as an American (the one post who dissed him about the stone look and the thousand mile stare has never lost some thing so precious and i hope they never do lost a baby girl and believe me i have a cracking son and a grt partner but i do some times slip into that stare myself and life is gone and the "what if" controls the mind) but still cant see him and a yank mc as coach in the clip i saw he took the part well and gave it a world of cliché,s that some peoples life are but he did it with heart in the UK i have no idea if it will do well but i enjoyed lots!! and yes i do suspend disbelief in films i,m here to be entertained and for the most suspend my anachronisms and cynical approach to life hey i can still listen to the bard if i really want to escape into real fantasy !!
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