That Championship Season (1982)

That Championship Season (1982)

That Championship Season




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Adapted from Jason Miller's play which won the Pulitzer Prize, That Championship Season is about a group of men who, after 25 years, get together again for a high-school basketball team reunion. After drinking and chumming, the circle of friends soon find long-hidden anger and resentment resurfacing which become muddled with their current mid-life problems. Soon their long-time friendships are collapsing before them. Performers in this drama include Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Robert Mitchum, … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Jason Miller
On DVD: Feb 17, 2004
Golan-Globus Productions

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as George Sitkowski

as James Daley

as Coach Delaney

as Tom Daley

as Phil Romano

as Macken

as Sharmen

as Newspaper Editor

as Zookeeper

as Heckler
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Critic Reviews for That Championship Season

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 18, 2004
New York Times
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...the movie's theatrical origins remain obvious throughout, both in the dialogue and direction.

Full Review… | February 23, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

It's hard to say that the picture is bad, just that it's dry as tinder without a spark to ignite it.

Full Review… | May 16, 2004
Film Freak Central

Incredible performances highlight this brittle, emotional saga of how significant moments in life can have considerable impact later.

Full Review… | February 11, 2004
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A hard-hitting, brooding drama about sports that lances the American myth of competition and winning.

Full Review… | January 17, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for That Championship Season

I was so completely bored when I saw this on TV, it wasn't entertaining or fun or anything. It does have a good cast of older actors you'll recognize, but it's not worth watching just to see them either.

Aj V

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(1982 Director: Jason Miller) Robert Mitchem is surprisingly given lowbilling on this incredible study of a family with 3 sons--all in the political arena. The setting is tye year 1957 when corrupt(?) encumbent mayor (Bruce Dern) is up for reelection. Papa of the litter is none other than Robert Mitchem who has raised them in the Jesuit eudcation. Great performances from eveyone! tHIS MOVIE WAS BASED ON THE PLAY...Here is a little trivia for you FELLOW BRUCE DERN FANS (WHO MIGHT REMEMBER BRUCE IN HIS ROLE IN "SILENT RUNNING") TRIVIA: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and Corey Feldman star in what 1989 black comedy?.CAST: Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Arthur Franz, Michael Bernosky, Joseph Kelly, James M. Langan, Tony Santaniello, William G. McAndrew, Barry Weiner, Edward Cunningham, Robert E. Schlesinger, George Lowry, Jim Sparkman

Teresa S

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