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Coach of the Year (1980)

Coach of the Year





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Coach of the Year is the pilot film for a potential Robert Conrad TV series. Conrad plays Jim Brandon, formerly a star athlete, now a wheelchair-bound Vietnam vet. The embittered, self-involved Brandon is hired to coach a team of teenagers at a correctional facility. Once he's "reached" these so-called incorrigibles, Brandon begins to see his own life in a different light. The film was co-produced by John Ashley of Filipino horror-flick fame. Originally titled The Coach, then 4 Down Behind Bars, Coach of the Year debuted December 20, 1980.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Frank Abatemarco
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On DVD: Mar 1, 2005
Shane Company


Robert Conrad
as Jim Brandon
Erin Gray
as Paula DeFalco
Red West
as Superintendant Turne...
David Hubbard
as Sweetlife
Ricky Paull Goldin
as Andy DeFalco
Dean Hill
as McLeash
Manuel Ortiz
as One of the Boys from...
Arnold Palmer
as One of the Boys from...
Luis Rivera
as One of the Boys from...
Terry Brown
as One of the Boys from...
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A hilarious (but not intended that way) after school special of a movie.

Sarah Prisbylla

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Melodramatic television made rubbish. It means well, but it is poorly constructed, overacted and it just doesn?t ring true. The direction is sloppy and poor, and the film drags on and on. Not once was I convinced by any of it.

James Higgins

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