Director: J. Max Burnett Cast: Mac Davis, Cynthia Sikes, Gregory Coolidge



J. Max Burnett made his directorial debut with this family drama about a small-town sports announcer and a high school football team, the Possums. In the dying town of Nowata, Oklahoma, the giant retail Maxi Mart threatens to destroy the local hardware store run by Will Clark (Mac Davis), a lifelong Possums supporter. Life in Nowata is such that mayor Charlie Lawton (Andrew Prine) is on the brink of cancelling the school sports program. To save the Possums, Will goes on the air at the local radio station, fabricating fantastic Possum plays that never happened. In these imaginary games, the phenomenal fantasy team goes on a winning streak and is headed toward the finals. Ignoring the reactions of his wife Elizabeth (Cynthia Sikes) and others, Will soon has the support of the locals. As the Possums peak, the legit champions in neighboring Pratville are not pleased -- and the final showdown happens in a gridiron confrontation. Shown to an enthusiastic audience at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
UPC: 0012236163008
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

4x3 letterbox version; 2.0 Dolby Stereo; Production commentary; "Making of" featurette; Storyboards; Photo gallery; Scene selection; English subtitles; Spanish subtitles; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mac Davis Will Clark
Cynthia Sikes Elizabeth Clark
Gregory Coolidge Jake Malloy
Andrew Prine Charlie Lawton
Dennis Burkley Orville Moss
Monica Lacy Sarah Jacobs
Jay Underwood Actor
Jerry Haynes Actor
Clive Revill Actor
J.W. Johnson Actor
Zach Sherman Actor
Nathan Brooks Burgess Actor
Kyle Moody Actor
Ian Bennett Actor
David Hunt Stafford Actor
Rodney Lay Actor
Barry Switzer Actor
Dan Dickerson Actor
Cory Lloyd Actor

Technical Credits
J. Max Burnett Director,Screenwriter
Justin Caine Burnett Score Composer
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Gregory Coolidge Associate Producer
Leanna Creel Producer
Christopher Duskin Cinematographer
Rick Henson Sound/Sound Designer
Rayne Knudsen Asst. Director
Donald Kushner Executive Producer
Peter Locke Executive Producer
Ricki Massler Casting
Jane Montgomery Costumes/Costume Designer
Chuck Price Production Designer
Michael Seely Set Decoration/Design
Karen Lee Smith Editor
Ray Spiess Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Fumble [2:30]
2. Make or Break [2:44]
3. Unanswered Prayer [4:47]
4. Authority [3:17]
5. Rally [5:56]
6. Resume [4:50]
7. Reminisce [3:18]
8. Possession [4:21]
9. Busy Day [4:50]
10. Season Record [3:18]
11. Touchdown [3:13]
12. No Trust [3:26]
13. Mid-Life [3:33]
14. Shocking News [5:11]
15. To Be Determined [4:07]
16. Visitors [5:00]
17. Dogfight [4:04]
18. Preparation [4:09]
19. Game Time [4:03]
20. Getting Into It [3:05]
21. Second Half [4:55]
22. Fourth Quarter [3:53]
23. Seven Seconds [4:55]
24. End Credits [3:33]

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