Synopsis: On the game winning play of the biggest game of his life, the best High School Football player in the nation injures his knee and destroys his dreams of a college and professional career. But fifteen years later, he receives the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to go back and change history.
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director(s): Don Handfield
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Radio commentator:

Murphy's flushed to the outside

and he is gonna be slammed to the turf

at the 31 by Jackson.

Murphy getting zero protection

in the pocket

from this swarming

Cuyahoga defense,

but still keeping the Coldwater

Black Bears in this ball game.

For those of you

just joining us, this is

the Ohio River Valley

Sports Network

reporting live from the 1991

Ohio high school football

state championship game

with the Cuyahoga Raiders

taking on

the Cinderella story...

the Coldwater Black Bears.

The perennial powerhouse

Red Raiders

hail from the big city

of Cleveland, Ohio.

Their high school has more students

than the entire population

of the small town of Coldwater.

And the big story for Coldwater

has been quarterback Scott Murphy,

raised by a single mother

who works in a factory.

He was recently named

"Mr. Football"

as the outstanding player

in the state.

This is it, folks.

A Coldwater victory here

would be a fairy tale ending

for this hardworking

blue-collar community.

just one time out remaining.

Coldwater needs a touchdown

right here

to win the state championship.

Scott Murphy, "Mr. Football,"

deep to return the kick.

And he'll take it

to the 50, to the 45.

Murphy's hit, but he breaks the tackle,

stays on his feet,

- breaks another tackle...

- Come on, come on!

...inside the 35, inside the 30,

and he's knocked down

at the 26.

And he'll quickly call a time out

to talk to Coach Hand.

This has been

one of the great games

in Ohio high school

football history.

here in the fourth quarter.

Third down, 42-38.

Words exchanged

on the sidelines

as Murphy appears

to be arguing

the final play call

by Coach Hand.

That's the play.

They seem to have

agreed on something.

Murphy is headed back out

onto the field.

He's got one final play

to make a miracle happen

here in Coldwater.

- Crowd:
Murphy! Murphy!

- Murphy:
Black seven!

Black seven!


Murphy drops back,

looks deep.

Hall's wide open

in the end zone.

He's open. He's open.

He's open!

He tucks it.

He's gonna run it.

(crowd cheering)

- Now inside the 20, to the 15...

- Run, run, run, run! the 10, to the 5!

Touchdown, Coldwater!

They will be the state champions

of Ohio! Wow.

(Murphy screams)

(birds chirping)

(brace squeaks)

(snores, mumbles)

I'm never drinking

with you lightweights again.

Man on shoulder:

But you said that last week.


Yeah, well, I mean it this time.

That's it?

Ain't no tuck-in,

no kiss good night?

It's my birthday, Murph.

That's why I didn't drop you off

at the curb.

So your hometown's

bringing you down

Or you're drowning

in the small talk...


I don't need help.

My body-to-booze ratio

is enormous.

I have the liver strength

of 10 men.

I'm not drunk.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

I got a sharp pain in my stomach.

- What does that mean?

- Don't eat three dozen wings.

Now come on, man.

You know I'm paranoid.

- What side's your appendix on?

- Your right side. Now get up.

That's the side that hurts.

Oh, I got appendicitis.

No, you don't have appendicitis.

You'd lose your appetite. Now let's go.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

Murphy, take a look at this.

I need you to be the beneficiary

of my life insurance policy.

- Hell no, Dwight. Hell no.

- No, come on, man.

If I croak in my sleep, I need to know

my mom's taken care of.

I got plenty of people

I gotta worry about.

My brother would put her

in a home, man.


Thanks, Murph.

Hey, we're worth a lot

dead, Murphy.

If I bite it,

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