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Reggie's Prayer (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 24 January 1997 (USA)
White stars as Reggie Knox, a pro football player who retires, frustrated because he hasn't won a championship. Knox begins coaching a Portland, Ore., high school football program, where he... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Cylk Cozart Cylk Cozart ... Assistant Coach
Allan Creel Allan Creel ... Dr. Richardson
Emilio Delgado ... Stadium Announcer
Brett Favre ... Janitor
Mark Friedrichsen Mark Friedrichsen ... Det. Handley
Roosevelt Grier ... Rev. Jeremiah Knox
Willie Halliburton Willie Halliburton ... Referee
Mike Holmgren Mike Holmgren ... Janitor
Keith Jackson Keith Jackson ... Assistant Coach
Rick Jensen Rick Jensen ... Train station attendant
SiSi A. Johnson SiSi A. Johnson ... Yvette Fess (as SiSi Johnson)
Wesley Johnson Wesley Johnson ... Ben
Melba Joyce Melba Joyce ... Esther Mae Fess
M.C. Hammer ... Ranger
Pat Morita ... Principal


White stars as Reggie Knox, a pro football player who retires, frustrated because he hasn't won a championship. Knox begins coaching a Portland, Ore., high school football program, where he befriends a troubled student. Written by Anonymous

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In a world that needed heroes, Reggie Knox was a champion.


Drama | Sport


Not Rated






Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reggie imája See more »

Filming Locations:

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,120, 26 January 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Soundtrack Available on Big Doggie Records
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The only thing missing was a big budget...and better acting
5 August 2006 | by sometimeySee all my reviews

The story itself was inspiring. It was clearly low budget by Hollywood standards which means anyone watching would have to get past the limited number of top notch professional actors, writers and film crew. Judged on the story alone it was excellent. The premise of the film that a professional football star would decide to leave fame and fortune to "make a difference in one young person's life" highlights the message that sometimes making a difference mean sacrifice. Interwoven into the plot is Reggie White showing how strong principles, belief in oneself and a solid foundation makes the difference between success and failure. Not only for his character, but for the students he taught and the other coaches and staff. This movie covers it all. Leading by example, fear of failure, a strong marriage in difficult times, family bonding through hardship, forgiveness, paying the price for doing the right thing...even learning from Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita).

This was the first film I see listed for the writer/director. So taking that into consideration this movie is amazing. I would love to see this story done again with better writing & directing so all that's great about it could be easily seen.

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