Everybody's All-American

Everybody's All-American

Taylor Hackford (1988)

121min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Taylor Hackford
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, a sex scene and brief nudity. Available on: video