Take Down (1979)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Professorial high-school teacher Ed Branish (Edward Herrmann) reluctantly accepts a coaching job with his school's eternally losing wrestling team. Mr. Branish decides that his dispirited team needs a star player to rally enthusiasm. Muscle-bound Nick Kilvitus (Lorenzo Lamas) is resistant to Mr. Branish's attempts to persuade him to take on this role, until he begins to bask in the adulation of his fellow students. As the team rolls on to victory, Mr. Branish and his kids overcome their initial mutual dislike, resulting in a realignment of values and attitudes for all concerned.

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high-school, wrestling-Greco-Roman, coach, teacher, student, underdog