Football is his only way out.
Living in a rust-colored Pennsylvania town where unemployment, despair, and lack of financial opportunity abound, Tom Cruise has dreams.
Instead of descending into the steel mill which claims his father and brother each day, he wants to use his gridiron skills to attract the attention of a college where he can study engineering.
In his way, an inflexible coach (Craig T. Nelson) with his own plan to escape.
One of the best sports movies you’ll find, it revolves around not who wins the big game, but whether two stubborn men can reach an understanding.