Against All Odds

Synopsis: Terry Brogan, an aging football player in L.A., is cut early in the season; he needs money, so he takes a job from a shady friend of his, Jake Wise, to track down Wise's girlfriend, Jessie, who's somewhere in Mexico. She's also the daughter of a very wealthy land developer, who owns Terry's team. He heads for Cozumel, finds Jessie, and promptly falls in love with her. He thinks it's mutual, then without warning, she heads back to L.A. and Jake. What's going on with her, and what's the connection between Jake's hold on Jessie and the various politicians, lawyers, and environmentalists who seem to be converging on some sort of land deal? Terry keeps looking for answers.
Director(s): Taylor Hackford
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


I'm here to see Steve Kirsch.

I know. I'm the one you've been

talking to all day.

The one who's a big fan?

What's your name?


Edie, he's not ever

going to talk to me?

You're down in my book to call.

- Where's his office?

- He's not here.

I know you gotta keep your job, Edie.

You have a nice face. I...

I'm telling you the truth.

It wouldn't be out of line for

you to lie, would it?

Where is he?

Terry! It's good to see you.

I'm cut from the Outlaws.

I know, I heard. The firm

represents Mrs. Wyler.

Since I joined the firm,

I can't represent players.

Mrs. Wyler owns the Outlaws.

She's our biggest client.

It's a conflict of interest.

Wait a minute. When you came

hustling me in school...

...I put my career in your hands.


You're right.

I'm sorry. Sit down.

I've been playing injured.

They know, but they don't

want to pay me off.

I think that's what their

position's gonna be.

Their position's fucked.

I'll go to the Players' Association.

You could do that, but listen.

What happens if the Outlaws prove

that you're perfectly fine?

They've got film when you're

in practice, games.

They're gonna fight for

a long, long time.

Steve, look.

I'm having money problems, man.

I'm broke.

Did you spend every cent

you ever made?

Let me think for

just a second here.

I should get you a low-interest loan

to tide you over.

- Excuse me...

- Could you wait, please?

I'll talk to these guys,

see if I can soften their position...

...and get you something so

it's not a hassle.

Excuse me, Mr. Kirsch.

The reception?

Mr. Caxton's waiting.

Right, I forgot. I gotta go.

I gotta know about this soon.

I'll get on it first thing.

You're one of my first players, huh?

Mike Hogan and his wife, Susan.

Ben Cassidy.

Thank you for coming.

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Eric Hughes

Eric Hughes (born (1950-10-17)17 October 1950) is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coach of the 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Widnes, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, St. Helens, and Rochdale Hornets, as a wing, centre, or stand-off/five-eighth, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4, or 6, and coached at club level for Widnes, Rochdale Hornets, St. Helens, Leigh, and Wigan Warriors. He unwittingly added confusion to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs team as he was unrelated but played at the same time as the three Australian Hughes brothers Garry, Graeme, and Mark. more…

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