Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Blind Side (2009)

The movie is based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American named Michael "Big Mike" Oher.

Big Mike don't know where his father is and his mother is a drug addict and neglected him. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Field of Dreams (1989)

Ray Kinsella played by Kevin Costner is an Iowa corn farmer who hears voices "If you build it, he will come." he interpret it to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come to play.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Major League (1989)

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Cleveland Indians has a new owner, an exotic dancer who marries the original owner of the baseball club. The original owner of the club did not survive their honeymoon which gave the control of the ball club to the new wife. she wants to move to warmer climes where some new stadiums have been built, but her lease has only one escape clause, poor attendance. She puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. The attitude of the owner gives the misfits and losers something to rally around and they fight back.

Charlie Sheen plays an ex-con who can throw 95 plus mph, but has a terrible aim.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hoosiers (1986)

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The Hoosiers is a 1986 film starring Gene Hackman as Coach Norman Dale, Barbara Hershey as    
Myra Fleener, and Dennis Hopper as Shooter. It is about a drunk coach with a bad reputation in a small town high school basketball team that is set to become a top contender for the championship.

The movie is based on the true story of a small-town Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954, this movie chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past, and the town's basketball-loving drunk to lead their high school team to victory.


The Milan High School Basketball Team 1954 is the inspiration for this film.