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Director: David Anspaugh (Dir)
Release Date:   14 Nov 1986
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 12 Dec 1986; New York opening: 27 Feb 1987
Duration (in mins):   115
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Cast:   Gene Hackman (Coach Norman Dale)  
    Barbara Hershey (Myra Fleener)  
    Dennis Hopper (Shooter)  
    Sheb Wooley (Cletus)  
    Fern Persons (Opal Fleener)  

Distribution Company: Orion Pictures  
Director: David Anspaugh (Dir)
Producer: Carter DeHaven III (Prod)
  Angelo Pizzo (Prod)
Writer: Angelo Pizzo (Wrt)
Photography: Fred Murphy (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: David Nichols (Prod des)
Film Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara (Film ed)
Music: Jerry Goldsmith (Mus)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: United States
Language: English

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Sports

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   14 Oct 1986   p. 3, 93.
Los Angeles Times   11 Dec 1986   p. 1, 4.
New York Times   27 Feb 1987   p. 10.
Variety   15 Oct 1986   p. 21.

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