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

Okay, Roy McCormick fan or not, you gotta

admit, the guy is a Cinderella story.

He grows up without two nickels

to rub together, and look at him now.

He's led Ohio Polytech

to three championships.

He is one of the best coaches

in college basketball.

And he's also the best paid,

but let's be realistic.

Coach Roy has not won

in, what, forever.

In my opinion, he's more interested in

endorsements than winning basketball games.

It's that simple.

Hey! Hi.

I'm Coach Roy.

When I get hot under the collar...

I cool off with Cool Breeze.

See, Coach Roy is slippin',

because right now...

his best statistic on the season-

eight technical fouls in his last eight games.

That's hardly championship coaching.

You ate eight hamburgers at lunch.

Look, the fact is this.

Roy has lost touch with the fundamentals...

and he's also

lost touch with his team.

Y'all can take some pictures, but I'm not gonna

be able to sign any autographs right now.

As you can see,

I'm very busy.

Roy better get his stuff together,

because otherwise, he'll be coaching at DeVry.

And they don't even have a basketball team.

And that's the joke, see?

Okay, guys, real important game today.

I need you to be 100%.

Unfortunately, I can't be there. I'm doin'

a photo shoot for Details magazine.

It's gonna run late. I'll be there

at halftime, and you'd better not lose...

because losing makes me look bad.

Coach Roy cannot be happy right now, Jack.

His team has a lot of work to do,

and not much time to do it.

It is crunch time.

This is where we're gonna find out...

what these two teams

and their coaches are really made of.

What are you callin'?

What are you callin', Earl?

Earl, what is that? What is that?

Keep it up, Roy.

Just one more word.

Hey, Coach, this is my nest!

This is my nest!

You need to do an endorsement for Altoids.

Your breath is humming!

Hey, clown.

You keep runnin' your mouth, I'm gonna

come over there and rearrange your beak.

You talkin' smack?

You talkin' smack, huh? You talkin' smack?

Shut up.

- No basket.

- What?

Why don't we play jacks?

'Cause we're not playin' basketball.

Technical foul, Coach Roy.

I- I was way over there!

That's two.

You're out of here!

- Just because- Did I do this?

- Don't touch my whistle.

Did I do that?

Did I do that?

- That's why you give me a tech!

- Hit the showers.

No, you hit the showers, Earl!

You hit the showers!

I'm not hittin' no showers!

Yeah! Kick him out! Kick him out!

Y'all didn't even ask me what went on.

Y'all just snatched me.

You know what?


Coach Roy killed Victor!

You're crazy!

Victor? Victor?

I feel bad.

I feel real bad.

You know...

out there havin' temper tantrums

and arguin' with the refs.

Man, I should know

better than that.

You represent everything

that's wrong with college sports today.

You don't care about the players.

You don't care about the game.

If things don't go your way,

you explode like a spoiled child.

Look, if you're gonna fine me,

fine me, man.

How much?

'Cause I ain't got all day.

It's time for me to bounce.

What's happenin'?

It is with such pleasure

that I say...

that you, Roy McCormick...

that you're officially banned from coaching

in the N.C.B.A. for the remainder of your life.

You bannin' me, huh?

Yeah. Okay.

I been here longer

than all y'all.

You forgot about the three championships

I won, didn't you, Mr. Vice President? Huh?

And now you wanna ban me?

No, I'm bannin' you. I'm bannin' you for life.

- Can he ban us?

- Of course not! Stand up straight.

Excuse me, gentlemen.

"Prior to a lifetime ban...

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Jon Lucas

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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