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Small-town banker Robin Williams has never been able to live down the fact that he dropped an important pass during a crucial high-school football game. Likewise tainted for life is the team's star quarterback Kurt Russell, now a garage owner. Fed up with living his life under a cloud, Williams hits upon a brilliant idea: he will stage a rematch-13 years after the fact--with the members of the rival team. Trouble beckons when Williams' father-in-law announces that he's rooting for the opposition. Williams is determined to win, and in pursuit of that goal he pushes his former teammates to hitherto untapped brilliance. Directed by Roger Spottiswood, The Best of Times was written by Ron Shelton, future writer/director of such delightful sports films as Ron Shelton, Ron Shelton and Ron Shelton; it was Shelton, in fact, who directed most of Best of Times' climactic football game. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 31, 1986

Cast

Robin Williams
as Jack Dundee
Kurt Russell
as Reno Hightower
Pamela Reed
as Gigi Hightower
Holly Palance
as Elly Dundee
Donald Moffat
as The Colonel
Margaret Whitton
as Darla
M. Emmet Walsh
as Charlie
Donovan Scott
as Eddie
R.G. Armstrong
as Schutte
Carl Ballantine
as Arturo
J.P. Bumstead
as Cop
Kirk Cameron
as Teddy
Eloy Casados
as Carlos
Christopher Cory
as Assistant Football Trainer
Jake Dengel
as Caribous
Robert Dickman
as Taft Business Man
Jeff Doucette
as Olin
Mike Douglas
Kathleen Freeman
as Rosie
Hugh Gillin
as Caribou #2
Anne Haney
as Marcy
Linda Hart
as Blender
Brenda Huggins
as Mrs. Jackson
Hap Lawrence
as Dickie Larue
Robyn Lively
as Jaki
Christopher Mankiewicz
as Safari Room Security Guard
Wayne Montanio
as Felipe
Tony Plana
as Chico
Chuck Ramsey
as Himself
Adam Rose
Norm Schachter
as Referee
Jeff Severson
as Johnny O
Nick Shields
as Bam Bam
Dub Taylor
as Mac
Peter van Norden
as Mando
Philippe Gerard
as Disgruntled Fan
Wayne Adderson
as Bakersfield Coach
Patrick Brennan
as Ronny
Jim Giovanni
as Taft Football Player
Michelle Guastello
as Taft Woman
Vister Hayes
as Dr. Death
Bill Overton
as Luther Jackson
William G. Schilling
as Caribou #1
Steve Shargo
as Taft Football Player
Susan Signorelli
as Taft Woman
Hugo L. Stanger
as Old Man Lester
Christopher Cory
as Assistant Football Trainer
Wayne Montanio
as Felipe
Patrick Brennan
as Ronny
Philippe Gerard
as Disgruntled Fan
Nick Shields
as Bam Bam
Peter van Norden
as Mando
J.P. Bumstead
as Cop
Norm Schachter
as Referee
Christopher Mankiewicz
as Safari Room Security Guard
Kathleen Freeman
as Rosie
Eloy Casados
as Carlos
Hap Lawrence
as Dickie Larue
Carl Ballantine
as Arturo
Hugh Gillin
as Caribou #2
Brenda Huggins
as Mrs. Jackson
Susan Signorelli
as Taft Woman
Anne Haney
as Marcy
Vister Hayes
as Dr. Death
Steve Shargo
as Taft Football Player
Jim Giovanni
as Taft Football Player
Robert Dickman
as Taft Business Man
Jeff Doucette
as Olin
Robyn Lively
as Jaki
Kirk Cameron
as Teddy
Wayne Adderson
as Bakersfield Coach
Jeff Severson
as Johnny O
William G. Schilling
as Caribou #1
Tony Plana
as Chico
Bill Overton
as Luther Jackson
Jake Dengel
as Caribous
Dub Taylor
as Mac
Linda Hart
as Blender
Michelle Guastello
as Taft Woman
Chuck Ramsey
as Himself

Crew

Roger Spottiswoode
Director
Gordon Carroll
Producer
Ron Shelton
Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees
Cinematographer
Charles Wheeler
Cinematographer
Gerry Goffin
Songwriter
Carole King
Songwriter
Barry Mann
Songwriter
Burt Bacharach
Songwriter
Stan Vincent
Songwriter
Cynthia Weil
Songwriter
Edward Elgar
Featured Music
Garth Craven
Editor
David Nichols
Production Designer
Anthony Brockliss
Art Director
Linda Hart
Choreography
Brad Wilder
Makeup
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