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After a recruitment scandal, a struggling college football team is forced to turn to a rag-tag group of misfits in this sports comedy. It seems that Texas State University's football team has relied on some rather unorthodox -- and illegal -- methods to gain players, resulting in the disqualification of most of the team's stars. The desperate coach (Hector Elizondo) must rely on the school's actual students, a motley crew of unlikely characters that includes a female place kicker and a quarterback in his thirties. Unexpectedly, however, the coach discovers that the passer still has a heck of an arm, and suddenly the team again has a chance. The expected comic complications and obvious bits of slapstick follow as this band of eccentrics struggles to find a way to victory, resulting in a familiar reprise of a well-worn storyline. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:September 27, 1991


Scott Bakula
as Paul Blake
Hector Elizondo
as Coach Ed Gennero
Robert Loggia
as Coach Wally Riggendorf
Harley Jane Kozak
as Suzanne Carter
Larry Miller
as Dean Elias
as Andre Krimm
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Carver Purcell
Rob Schneider
as Chuck Neiderman
Jason Bateman
as Jarvis Edison
Andrew Bryniarski
as Wyatt Beaudry
Duane Davis
as Featherstone
Michael Dolan
as Eric "Samorai" Hansen
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
as Manumana
Kathy Ireland
as Lucy Draper
Andrew Lauer
as Charlie Banks
Mindy Marin
Louis Mandylor
as McKenzie
Scott Thomson
Herschel Walker
as Convict Football Player
Michael Petty
as Space Cadet #2
Spencer Prokop
as Waiter
Dave Tanner
as Pianist
Jerry Rice
as Convict Football Player
Roger Craig
as Convict Football Player
Darryl Cox
as Referee
Scott Davis
as Football Player
Chris Berman
as Himself
Earl Campbell
as Convict Football Player
Rodger Boyce
as Sheriff Woods
Dick Butkus
as Convict Football Player
Eddie Jones
Allan Graf
as Billy Bob's Bartender
Lee Gideon
as Booster
Evander Holyfield
as Convict Football Player
Tony Dorsett
as Convict Football Player
Coquina Dunn
as Bessie
Marcus Giamatti
as Sargie
Raul Flores
as Jayhawk Linebacker
Geoff Garza
as Manuel


Stan Dragoti
Mace Neufeld
Howard W. Koch
Lis Kern
Robert G. Rehme
John Fasano
Rick Natkin
David Fuller
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
John Wright
Steve Mirkovich
Paul Peters
Production Designer
Howard W. Koch
Executive Producer