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Possums (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 13 June 1998 (USA)
Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to ... See full summary »

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Max Burnett (as J. Max Burnett)

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Max Burnett (as J. Max Burnett)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mac Davis ... Wilbur 'Will' Clark
Cynthia Sikes ... Elizabeth Clark
Greg Coolidge ... Jake Malloy (as Gregory Coolidge)
Andrew Prine ... Mayor Charlie Lawton
Dennis Burkley ... Orville Moss
Monica Lacy ... Sarah Jacobs (as Monica Creel)
Jay Underwood ... John Clark
Jerry Haynes ... Bob
Clive Revill ... London
Zac Sherman Zac Sherman ... Mark Bond
Nathan Burgess Nathan Burgess ... Calvin (as Nathan Brooks Burgess)
Kyle Moody Kyle Moody ... Kevin Burns
Ian Bennett Ian Bennett ... Paul Rowlett
David Hunt Stafford David Hunt Stafford ... Coach Tuley
Rodney Lay Rodney Lay ... Earl
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Will Clark loves his job as radio announcer for the local high school football team, the Nowata Possums. He loves it so much that he continues announcing even after the town decides to cancel the football program. But when his imaginary teams starts to contend for the state championship, he not only must deal with the real state champs, but he must reckon with the hopes and dreams of the people of Nowata as well. Written by bob the moo

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Never let reality stand in your way.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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The radio station KRIG is the actual radio station that broadcast Nowata's high school football games. KRIG is based out of Bartlesville, where Will's son was coaching. See more »

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Hey ref, we won didn't we?
2 May 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I like sports movies. I am not too crazy about actual sports, but I do like the movies, especially when it features an underdog.

I can pretty much guess where this is going to end up, but the journey there was worth it.

One man (Mac Davis ) can't stand the fact that the town disbanded the football team, so he starts calling games where the Possums win. Soon the whole town is cheering.

When he has the team win the State Championship, the real State Champions show up. The game goes as expected and it will take a miracle.

That miracle may come in the form of Greg Coolidge. Or maybe not.

It's a feel good movie the whole family can enjoy.


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