Possums (1998)





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J. Max Burnett made his directorial debut with this family drama about a small-town sports announcer and a high school football team, the Possums. In the dying town of Nowata, Oklahoma, the giant retail Maxi Mart threatens to destroy the local hardware store run by Will Clark (Mac Davis), a lifelong Possums supporter. Life in Nowata is such that mayor Charlie Lawton (Andrew Prine) is on the brink of cancelling the school sports program. To save the Possums, Will goes on the air at the local radio station, fabricating fantastic Possum plays that never happened. In these imaginary games, the phenomenal fantasy team goes on a winning streak and is headed toward the finals. Ignoring the reactions of his wife Elizabeth (Cynthia Sikes) and others, Will soon has the support of the locals. As the Possums peak, the legit champions in neighboring Pratville are not pleased -- and the final showdown happens in a gridiron confrontation. Shown to an enthusiastic audience at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival.
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Andrew Prine
as Mayor Lawton
Mac Davis
as Will
Clive Revill
as London
Cynthia Sikes
as Elizabeth
Dennis Burkley
as Orville Moss
Darryl Cox
as Referee
Missy Atwood
as Cheerleader
Bobby Barry
as Reporter No. 1
Barry Switzer
as Prattville Coach
Cory Lloyd
as Young Will
David Hunt Stafford
as Coach Tulley
Kyle Moody
as Kevin
Rodney Lay
as Earl
Zac Sherman
as Mark Bond
Gregory Coolidge
as Jake Malloy
Monica Lacy
as Sarah
Gregory Coolidge
as Jake Malloy
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I found this movie to be a diamond in the rough type, one that you don't hear about but grabs and pulls you in. It's so good! everyone should see it!

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