A volatile coach leads a small town Indiana basketball team to the state finals with the help of the team's now alcoholic former star player. Inspired by a true story.
The film is based on the story of the 1954 Milan High School basketball team, which won the Indiana state basketball title. Milan, in a city with a population of 1150, had an enrollment of just 161 students.
You know, a basketball hero around here is treated like a god, er, uh, how can he ever find out what he can really do? I don't want this to be the high point of his life. I've seen them, the real sad ones. They sit around the rest of their lives talking about the glory days when they were seventeen years old.
You know, most people would kill to be treated like a god, just for a few moments.