- Taylor Hackford
- 121 mins
- 15More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over
A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.
Dennis Quaid plays a legendary American football star in this saga of sporting success and failure that begins in the Eisenhower era of flash cars, material plenty and patriotism. Quaid marries a local beauty queen (Jessica Lange), and the film charts 25 turbulent years in their lives. Directed by An Officer and a Gentleman's Taylor Hackford, the picture comes across as Born on the Fourth of July meets Bull Durham meets any TV soap you care to name. It's over-plotted, yet somehow seems a sparse tale, though Lange's performance, as always, lifts the essentially lightweight material.
How to Watch
- Contains violence, swearing, a sex scene and brief nudity.
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|Gavin Grey||Dennis Quaid|
|Babs Rogers Grey||Jessica Lange|
|Donnie "Cake"||Timothy Hutton|
|Ed Lawrence||John Goodman|
|Narvel Blue||Carl Lumbly|
|Bolling Kiely||Ray Baker|
|Darlene Kiely||Savannah Smith Boucher|
|Leslie Stone||Patricia Clarkson|