That Championship Season (1982)

That Championship Season (1982)

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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, Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach.
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R
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Drama
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Golan-Globus Productions

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Cast

Bruce Dern
as George Sitkowski
Martin Sheen
as Tom Daley
Robert Mitchum
as Coach Delaney
Stacy Keach
as James Daley
Paul Sorvino
as Phil Romano
Arthur Franz
as Macken
Joseph Kelly
as Malley
Barry Weiner
as Sharmen
Edward Cunningham
as Newspaper Editor
George Lowry
as Zookeeper
Jim Sparkman
as Heckler
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Critic Reviews for That Championship Season

All Critics (5)

...the movie's theatrical origins remain obvious throughout, both in the dialogue and direction.

Full Review… | February 22, 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 10, 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

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August 26, 2005
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December 19, 2004
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Audience Reviews for That Championship Season

A group of aging men get together with their old coach in order to commemorate the anniversary of the triumphant basketball season of their high school athletic days. This annual gathering soon degenerates into a quagmire of deep resentment, buried feelings, faded glory, bitter invective, and hints of a dark secret. Adapted from the Pulitzer winning play by Jason Miller, That Championship Season is a sobering meditation on repressed guilt, soured dreams, and the drawbacks of middle age. It's a sardonic and uncompromising piece of high drama that features strong acting by Martin Sheen, Stacy Keach, Paul Sorvino, Bruce Dern, and Robert Mitchum.

Ryan Valentine
Ryan Valentine

A hard-hitting, brooding drama about sports that lances the American myth of competition and winning, but ...the movie's theatrical origins remain obvious throughout, both in the dialogue and direction.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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
Aj V

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