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When the cheering and MVP perks stop, what then? This ambitious adaptation of Frank Deford's novel about three tumultuous decades in the lives of a Washington Redskins football star and his two biggest fans attempts to answer this question. Dennis Quaid has his rangiest role to date as Gavin Grey, who goes, De Niro-like, from sinewy gridiron Adonis to embittered has-been with sizable beer gut. Jessica Lange brings her customary class and inner strength to Babs, the Louisiana State homecoming queen who marries college sweetheart Gavin and forfeits her identity; Timothy Hutton is Donnie, Gavin's cousin who secretly pines for the neglected Babs. But it's big guy John Goodman in one of his first screen roles who blasts through in this cross between The Way We Were and North Dallas Forty. Taylor Hackford, no slouch at epic melodramas (The Devil's Advocate), directed from a script by Tom Rickman (Oscar-nominated for Coal Miner's Daughter). Gavin's two-hours-later epiphany? "There's more to life than making touchdowns." --Glenn Lovell

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jessica LangeBabs Rogers Grey
Dennis QuaidGavin Grey
Timothy HuttonDonnie 'Cake'
John GoodmanLawrence
Carl LumblyNarvel Blue
Ray BakerBolling Kiely
Savannah Smith BoucherDarlene Kiely
Patricia ClarksonLeslie Stone
Wayne KnightFraternity Pisser

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Taylor Hackford
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 127 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 4, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 20, 2004
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