Cast: Ned Glass, Marshall Thompson, Nancy Kulp, Dean Martin
The origin of Anthony and Miller, a wildly successful comedy team, can be traced back several years to Harvey Miller's stage fright on the golf links. Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his one right, Miller is too nervous to golf in front of a gallery. He becomes coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother, who must convince his fisherman father that hitting a little ball into a hole can be more lucrative than trawling the Pacific Ocean. While on the PGA tour, their natural comedic abilities are recognized by a shrewd agent who senses their talent and potential, and a new comedy team is born.—Gabe Taverney ([email protected])
The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk driving conviction, Charlie endeavors to serve 192 hours mandatory community service by coaching baseball. To Charlie's dismay, however, he is shunned by mainstream society because of the controversy surrounding his early parole and prior convictions. Charlie soon discovers that the only people willing to give him a second chance are a group of Jewish, orthodox, yeshiva students who formed an upstart baseball team called The Yankles. Fortunately for Charlie, The Yankles are as desperate for a coach as he is for community service. After a rough start, Charlie finds a home with The Yankles. With Charlie's help, The Yankles strive for success on the field, while Charlie works to rebuild his reputation in society and his relationship with those whom he wronged in the past.
Cast: Kevin Zegers, Jamie Renée Smith, Rick Ducommun, Dave Thomas
Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, however, has not been making progress fast enough for Dr. Kendall's sponsor, Dr. Peabody, who has cut off his funding and sold Jack to a medical research lab. Afraid of what could happen to his simian friend, Dr. Kendall sneaks Jack out of his home in the lab; however, Jack is accidentally sent to Canada, where he escapes and is discovered by Tara, a deaf girl who recognizes Jack's sign language. Jack has an even bigger surprise for Tara's older brother Steven; Jack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's junior league hockey team, and he and his teammates discover the primate has a natural talent for the game. With Jack on the team, Steven's team is on their way to a league championship, but Jack's notoriety attracts the unfortunate attention of Dr. Peabody, who is determined to send Jack back to his new owners.
Documentary leading up to, during and after the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Features interviews with athletes, including John Carlos, Tommie Smith and George Foreman, activist Dr. Harry Edwards, journalists and archival footage of the Games and the fallout after the raised fisted gloves by Carlos and Smith.
Cast: Esther Williams, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Joi Lansing
The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie.
Cast: Robert Costanzo, Richard Karn, David Kaye, Patrick Cranshaw
MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being ousted from his hockey team, the Seattle Simians, and having to hit the road after being falsely accused of league misconduct. Jack ends up in the city, where he's befriended by Ben, a homeless skateboarder, and Ollie, a skate shop owner. Jack proves to be as adept at mastering the half-pipe as he does at delivering a slap shot, and before long, he and Ben are crashing amateur skateboarder competitions all over the country.
Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous parents.
The documentary follows the life of Mitch Mustain, a young and talented quarterback from Springdale, Arkansas. Mustain gained widespread attention and acclaim as a high school football star, breaking numerous records and leading his team to championships. His achievements made him a highly sought-after recruit by major college football programs.
Mustain's journey took him to the University of Arkansas, where he began his college football career with high expectations. However, his college experience was marked by challenges, including a coaching change and intense competition for the starting quarterback position.
As the film unfolds, viewers gain insight into the pressures and scrutiny faced by Mustain, both on and off the field. It explores his struggles with identity, personal growth, and the weight of expectations that came with his early success. Mustain's experiences serve as a reflection on the nature of fame, ambition, and the pursuit of one's true self.
"The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain" offers a poignant and introspective exploration of the human side of sports and the complexities of young athletes navigating the demands of their chosen careers. It provides a unique perspective on the highs and lows of a promising football talent and the personal journey he undertook to find his true identity.
The documentary is notable for its honest portrayal of Mitch Mustain's life, offering viewers a glimpse into the challenges faced by young athletes in the world of competitive sports. It highlights the broader themes of identity, ambition, and self-discovery, making it a compelling watch for both sports enthusiasts and those interested in personal narratives.
The intimate and revealing documentary features interviews with Jake's family, friends, and fellow snowboarders, including action sports icons Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Mark McMorris as well as a wealth of archival material and home movies. DEAR RIDER pays homage to Jake's beloved and loyal "riders," the audience he faithfully addressed every year for decades on the first page of his snowboard company's catalogs. Acclaimed actor Woody Harrelson, a close friend of Jake's, narrates catalog passages interspersed throughout the film. Inspired by the Snurfer, a surfboard-inspired strip of wood, Jake created his first snowboard in 1977 as an inexpensive alternative to skiing. From there, he developed increasingly versatile boards while encouraging ski resorts, sponsors, and world-class athletes to take up what the media dubbed "the worst new sport." By the late 1990s, Jake's vision had catapulted the punk-infused culture of snowboarding into the mainstream and onto the world stage. But as Jake and his eponymous company, Burton, thrived in the new century, the entrepreneur battled two very serious health problems: Miller Fisher Syndrome, a rare nerve disorder, as well as cancer, which ultimately claimed his life in 2019. Today, Jake's memory lives on throughout the snowboarding community, and his wife Donna Carpenter remains at the helm of the family-owned business.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Dolph Lundgren
In the wake of the triumphant victory over Clubber Lang in "Rocky III," the world heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), enjoys a life of success and contentment with his family and friends. However, on the other side of the world, an even more formidable challenge emerges.
Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a towering and immensely powerful Soviet boxer, arrives in the United States with his wife Ludmilla (Brigitte Nielsen) and his trainers. Drago is presented as the product of advanced Soviet training and technology, and he is poised to become the next heavyweight champion.
When Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky's dear friend and former rival, decides to come out of retirement to face Drago in an exhibition match, it turns into a tragic showdown. Drago's brutal power and Creed's unwavering pride lead to a devastating and fatal outcome in the ring, which deeply affects Rocky and the entire boxing community.
Filled with grief and a sense of responsibility, Rocky decides to avenge Apollo's death by challenging Drago to a match in the heart of the Cold War, in Moscow. With the support of his wife Adrian (Talia Shire), his trainer Mickey (Burgess Meredith), and his unwavering determination, Rocky embarks on a grueling training regimen in the harsh Siberian wilderness to prepare for the showdown of a lifetime.
As the fight date draws near, "Rocky IV" builds to an electrifying climax that transcends the boundaries of sport and politics. It's a battle not just between two boxers, but between two worldviews, and Rocky must not only conquer his formidable opponent but also bridge the gap between nations.
"Rocky IV" is a thrilling and emotionally charged installment in the "Rocky" series that explores themes of sacrifice, perseverance, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. With its iconic training montages, memorable one-liners, and intense boxing sequences, it remains a beloved classic in the world of sports cinema.
Lova (Tomasz Zietek), a young and handsome motorcycle speedway champion, fights his troubles and fears, haunting him both at home and at the track. His close-to-poverty life becomes even more difficult as he meets Roma (Jagoda Porebska).