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      Game Day

      R 1999 1 hr. 46 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for Game Day: Trailer 1 List
      Reviews 82% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Haunted by the loss of five championship titles, a former college basketball coach (Richard Lewis) gets a chance at redemption in a small second-rate program. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A brilliant snapshot of late 20th century America, Game Day is a pressure cooker plot, with viewers increasingly dreading the inevitable, thankfully surprising and rewarding, explosion. A dark Basketball Cinderella story, with a middle of nowhere underdog team getting a once in a lifetime chance at fame and glory; making it to the national championship, lead by a washed up 'has-been', that literally has been to the national championship five times before, and lost every single time — coach Steven Adler. Richard Lewis delivers his best dramatic performance as coach Adler, a role that covers everything from uplifting motivational speeches to disturbing manifestations of self destruction, as he gives up on everything… except, the game. ‘I am good at the game' says Lewis in a blend of self determination and an ironic excuse for everything he is not quite as good at. An unsettling charisma around his character draws you in and keeps you hooked, like it or not. The film is beautifully shot and edited – blending intense heart-racing peaks, with insightful social commentary and (funny!) dark comedy. In this regard, featuring the incomparable late comic Greg Giraldo is a beautiful touch. I couldn't recommend this enough; great charismatic protagonist , well-crafted, thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking – Game Day's got it all. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Blown away by Richard Lewis. Great basketball sequences. I'm a total sports movie junky so I was surprised to see this title pop up. I didn't recognize it, but I love Richard Lewis (and Greg Giraldo is in this, btw) and the trailer on YouTube looked cool, so I gave it a shot. I have to say, I've seen a lot of sports movies, and this one has some of the best game footage/editing that I've seen. Also, while it can be a bit raunchy at times, it's really funny. And Richard Lewis was a total revelation. Definitely some of his strongest acting work as the down and out coach. Anyway, this one brought me back to my love of classic 90's sports films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Really weird movie. The back cover describes it as "Fargo meets Hoosiers" which makes no sense but was the only part of the description that was true. Not weird in a good way. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Haunted by the loss of five championship titles, a former college basketball coach (Richard Lewis) gets a chance at redemption in a small second-rate program.
      Director
      Steve Klein
      Screenwriter
      Steve Klein
      Production Co
      Core Productions Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2021
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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