Failed college coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) gets a chance at redemption when he is hired to direct the basketball program at a high school in a tiny Indiana town. After a teacher (Barbara Hershey) persuades star player Jimmy Chitwood to quit and focus on his long-neglected studies, Dale struggles to develop a winning team in the face of community criticism for his temper and his unconventional choice of assistant coach: Shooter (Dennis Hopper), a notorious alcoholic.
The feature runs continuously throughout the day and, when available, shown with subtitles/closed captioning. Snacks permitted!
Director: David Anspaugh
Production year: 1986
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Runtime: 114 minutes
Saturday, March 30 at 10:30am
Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room
5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210