Wildcats (1986)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Sports Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 14, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Blonde-haired, blue-eyed women's libber Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn) quits her teaching job at a comfortable middle-class school to take a new position as varsity football coach at a predominantly black inner-city school. Culture and gender clashes abound; she must win over the hard-boiled youths, convince them to practice hard and show up for class, and convince them they can win football games. Her job begins to take a toll on her family, however, when her ex-husband (James Keach) attempts to take away her daughter, claiming she is neglecting her responsibilities as a mother. Wildcats marked the fourth sports film directed by Michael Ritchie.

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sports, woman, champion, coach, discipline, football, prejudice, respect, underdog