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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:39 pm

We've already covered baseball flicks, but what about sports movies other than baseball.

1) The Program (great flick about college football, somewhat negative)
2) Any Given Sunday
3) Rudy (incredible true story)
4) Hoosiers (great period piece)
5) Chariots of Fire
6) Seabiscuit
7) Ali
8) Raging Bull
9) Slap Shot
10) Mystery Alaska
11)The Rocky Bleier Story (that's not the full title - not great but the story is, how he came back from Vietnam wounded and couldn't play but refused to give up and Art Rooney refused to allow him to be cut - he worked out for a year in incredible pain and had an operation before he made the team - went on to a 1,000 yard season and Super Bowl glory - just shows what you can do when you want something bad enough.

I want to see that new movie Miracle about Herb Brooks and the "miracle on ice" - anyone here seen it?

There's 2 others but I can't think of the names of them - maybe someone can help:
1) Dennis Quaid and John Goodman - starts with them in college ball and then on to the NFL and how dreams don't always turn out.
2) A couple years ago there was this one about a runner from Oregon who went on to be a star but whose life tragically ended early in a car accident - also tied in to the startup of Nike shoes.
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:41 pm

i liked the basketball movie "For the Love of the Game" i think it is called
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:43 pm

Damn, I forgot Brian's Song - the original of course, haven't seen the re-make so can't comment on it (has anyone here seen the re-make???
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:44 pm

stomperrob wrote:Damn, I forgot Brian's Song - the original of course, haven't seen the re-make so can't comment on it (has anyone here seen the re-make???

yeah that is pretty good, but what about


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Postby DaQ » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:46 pm

I don't see the greatest sports movie ever on here...

ROCKY

Rocky Balboa (Stallone)
Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)
Clubber Lang (Mr.T)
Drago (Dolph Lundgren)

good stuff (don't mention Rocky V)
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:49 pm

DaQ wrote:I don't see the greatest sports movie ever on here...

ROCKY

Rocky Balboa (Stallone)
Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)
Clubber Lang (Mr.T)
Drago (Dolph Lundgren)

good stuff (don't mention Rocky V)

oh yeah, that to
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Re: Sports Movies

Postby Urge » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:52 pm

stomperrob wrote:There's 2 others but I can't think of the names of them - maybe someone can help:
1) Dennis Quaid and John Goodman - starts with them in college ball and then on to the NFL and how dreams don't always turn out.
2) A couple years ago there was this one about a runner from Oregon who went on to be a star but whose life tragically ended early in a car accident - also tied in to the startup of Nike shoes.


Everybody's All American and Prefontaine.
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:52 pm

irishdude103 wrote:
stomperrob wrote:Damn, I forgot Brian's Song - the original of course, haven't seen the re-make so can't comment on it (has anyone here seen the re-make???

yeah that is pretty good, but what about


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Yup, can't believe I forgot that one - great movie especially because it's a true story.
And I'll go along with Rocky as well, but not all of the 37 sequels, lol
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:54 pm

My favorite sports movie...non baseball related is Without Limits....the Steve Prefontaine Story..a truley saddening and inspiring story at the same time... :-)
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Re: Sports Movies

Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:54 pm

Urge wrote:
stomperrob wrote:There's 2 others but I can't think of the names of them - maybe someone can help:
1) Dennis Quaid and John Goodman - starts with them in college ball and then on to the NFL and how dreams don't always turn out.
2) A couple years ago there was this one about a runner from Oregon who went on to be a star but whose life tragically ended early in a car accident - also tied in to the startup of Nike shoes.


Everybody's All American and Prefontaine.

Thankyou on both - it seems to me there were 2 movies about Prefontaine that came about the same time, one in the theatres and one made for TV - do you know the name of the other?
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