Synopsis: Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when old school meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him. It's not until Roy decides to teach his young charges some new concepts--like passing, rebounding, dribbling, and scoring--that the Smelters begin to find success and Roy finds something long thought lost: his love of the game.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Director(s): Steve Carr
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

"offending coach must be granted

an opportunity to demonstrate compliance.

"If offending coach completes the remainder

of the season without any infractions-

"ejections, criminal

malfeasance, etcetera-

he must be readmitted

on a probationary basis. "

In short, you gotta give Roy

one last chance to prove himself.

Yes, but it doesn't say I have to

let him coach out the rest of the year...

in my league.

Watch your temper, Roy.

Good luck finding another team.

We should go.

And then,

I'm gonna smash the guitar.

Good, 'cause if you don't, I will.

Dad call?

He comin' to this game?

Keep practicin', okay?

Come on. We're late.

Hey, hold it.

Hold it.

Okay, look.

I would love to tell you...

that everybody you meet in this life

was gonna be great...

and you could always

count on those people.

That'd be a lie. Your dad's not

a part of our lives anymore, all right?

But I got your back,

and I'm gonna keep havin' your back.

So before you go

givin' up on this world...

you need to wait till you're about 18

like everybody else, all right?

Mom, if you're so smart, how'd you

end up with Dad in the first place?

Okay, you know what?

You're too smart for your own good.

- I'll see you at the tip-off.

- All right, Mom.

Because if I hadn't, I-

I wouldn't have had you.


I wouldn't have had you.

I always think of the good mom stuff

after he's gone. Crazy.

It's game day

here at Mount Vernon.

Let's take a moment to review

the Smelters' starting lineup.

First off,

we have Keith Ellis.

Now, everyone knows Keith Ellis is

the best player on the team, including Keith.

At power forward is One Love.

Okay, now, the only thing One Love

loves more than playing basketball...

is his shoes, um...

his hair, his image,

and his shoes again.

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Jonathan Lucas (born October 29, 1975) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his collaborative work with Scott Moore, which includes The Hangover, 21 & Over and Bad Moms. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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