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Blue Chips examines greed, cheating, and "winning at all costs" in the world of college basketball. Nick Nolte plays the stressed-out coach on the verge of his first losing season, who hits the road in search of new players not already signed by a bigger school. He finds three prospects: a precision Chicago shooter (Anfernee Hardaway), a giant farmboy (Matt Nover), and a talented troublemaker (Shaquille O'Neal). All three, wise to the ways of college basketball recruitment, make excessive financial and lifestyle demands before they can be persuaded to come to the school; the coach, already haunted by accusations of underhanded dealings, doesn't want to dig himself a deeper hole but has no choice. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi


Nick Nolte
as Pete Bell
Mary McDonnell
as Jenny
J.T. Walsh
as Happy
Ed O'Neill
as Ed
Alfre Woodard
as Lavada McRae
Bob Cousy
as Vic
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Father Dawkins
Shaquille O'Neal
as Neon
Matt Nover
as Ricky
Cylk Cozart
as Slick
Kevin Benton
as Jack
Bill Cross
as Freddie
Marques Johnson
as Mel
Robert Wuhl
as Marty
Sam Crawford
as The Texas Western Team
Dick Vitale
as Himself
Louis Di Giaimo
Allan Malamud
as Reporter
Jim Beaver
as Ricky's Father
Thomas Hill
as The Coast Team
Jerry Tarkanian
as Himself


William Friedkin
Michelle Rappaport
Ron Shelton
Tom Priestley Jr.
Jed Leiber
Composer (Music Score)
Jeff Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Nile Rodgers
Composer (Music Score)
David Rosenbloom
Robert Lambert
Wolfgang Glattes
Production Designer
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Bill Arnold
Art Director
Ed Verreaux
Art Director
Ron Shelton
Executive Producer
Wolfgang Glattes
Executive Producer
Thomas Roysden
Set Designer
Lauren Polizzi
Set Designer
Bernie Pollack
Costume Designer
Louis Di Giaimo