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Those are fairly standard story lines in a football movie, so that leaves the assorted relationship subplots, which frankly, are worse.
Most of the focus is on Sheffer, whose character is too enigmatic, while Epps , Berry and Swanson gamely try to pull for extra dramatic yardage but can't do much with their underwritten roles.
The Program is a routine Joe College movie, with the added twist that Joe College is Joe Kane (Craig Sheffer), a prime contender for the Heisman Trophy.
The Program is a mish-mash of cliches.
As noisy and ludicrous as all this sounds, the movie does have its share of guilty pleasures. Like the kid on steroids, it's revved so high that it's out of control.
One might want to consider wearing a helmet while watching.
While The Program has its light-hearted moments, it mostly crunches along as a problem-oriented sports soap opera. And Ward has a difficult time pulling together all his disparate elements of his story...
Very good, revealing film about the extraordinary pressure of modern competitive sport and the man who has become something of a negative role model, even though his backstory as a cancer survivor does allow room for sympathy.
The Program is largely a compendium of football grievances mixed with soap opera high jinks.
Hardly any shattering revelations here and certainly no blame-placing.
By the film's end, I found myself simultaneously hoping that ESU would win its big game, and that the school would pull the plug on its football program. I guess that's how I was supposed to feel.
poor sports film that disappeared as soon as it was released
this film was huge with my friends upon its release but its themes were a little silly for me. really just a brainless football film for people who look for cheap tricks.
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