When the cheering and MVP perks stop, what then? This ambitious adaptation of Frank Deford's novel about three tumultuous decades in the lives of a Washington Redskins football star and his two biggest fans attempts to answer this question. Dennis Quaid has his rangiest role to date as Gavin Grey, who goes, De Niro-like, from sinewy gridiron Adonis to embittered has-been with sizable beer gut. Jessica Lange brings her customary class and inner strength to Babs, the Louisiana State homecoming queen who marries college sweetheart Gavin and forfeits her identity; Timothy Hutton is Donnie, Gavin's cousin who secretly pines for the neglected Babs. But it's big guy John Goodman in one of his first screen roles who blasts through in this cross between The Way We Were and North Dallas Forty. Taylor Hackford, no slouch at epic melodramas (The Devil's Advocate), directed from a script by Tom Rickman (Oscar-nominated for Coal Miner's Daughter). Gavin's two-hours-later epiphany? "There's more to life than making touchdowns." --Glenn Lovell
Great flick with QUAID,GOODMAN,HUTTON,AND THE LOVELY JESSICA LANGE.
Made on the campus of LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, and the Baton Rouge area. Read more
I loved this movie but no one mentions Timothy Hutton in their reviews. I thought he nearly stole the show, and I loved every scene with him. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2000
this was a great movie. Like one reviewer already said... Anything with the golden band from tigerland in it is a great movie! Read morePublished on Sept. 20 1999
Filmed on location at the LSU Campus, this movie has scenes inside Tiger Stadium! Any movie that features the Golden Band from Tigerland during the opening credits can't be bad at... Read morePublished on Sept. 12 1999
This is an excellent movie with wonderfull performances by Lange, Quaid, and Goodman. The character development is superb and the message the movie delivers is powerful. Read morePublished on June 20 1999