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Believe in me [videorecording] /

by Chubb, Caldecot; Manulis, John Bard; Collector, Robert; Donovan, Jeffrey; Mathis, Samantha; Dern, Bruce; Gunton, Bob; Matarazzo, Heather; Keith, Harold; Believe Productions LLC; GT Media.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New York, N.Y. : GT Media, [2007]Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780766236318; 0766236315:.Title notes: $19.99 5/3/2008Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Basketball for girls -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | Basketball coaches -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | Discrimination in sports -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | High schools -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | School board members -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | Sayre (Okla.) -- Drama | Basketball for girls -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | Basketball coaches -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | Discrimination in sports -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | High schools -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | School board members -- Oklahoma -- Sayre -- Drama | Sayre (Okla.) -- Drama | Feature films | Sports films | Sports -- Feature | Feature filmsJeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo.Summary: Coach Clay Driscoll is a small town basketball coach who seems to have everything going against him. A team he doesn't want. A town that doesn't support girl's sports and small town politics that threaten to undermine any chance he has of winning. But his pride and his "girls" refuse to let him quit. Both the young women and their hard-headed coach fight for equality and a share of the dream, taking on the town prejudice and their own self-doubt. Based on the true story of Jim Keith and the Lady Cyclones.
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Director/screenwriter Robert Collector adapts Newberry Award-winning author Harold Keith's fact-based tale about a 1960s-era girl's basketball coach who inspired his athletes to believe in themselves and always strive to reach their greatest potential. Clayton Driscoll was an assistant boy's basketball coach when he accepted his first official coaching assignment in the tiny, backwater Oklahoma town of Middleton. An urbanite whose devoted wife Jean is wholly supportive of the move, Clayton hopes that the peace of the country will give the couple the opportunity to start a family. Upon discovering that the team he is set to coach is a girl's team, however, Clayton's enthusiasm immediately sours. In the mid 1960s, in the middle of nowhere, girl's athletics could barely qualify as an afterthought to sports fans. The Middleton Lady Cyclones in particular, were an unmitigated laughing stock. Though Clayton is at first flushed by the ineptitude of his young players, his dubiety is soon tempered by the remarkable character displayed by the girls who want nothing more than to shine in the eyes of their coach. Upon recognizing the decency and resiliency displayed by his tough-minded team, Clayton gives the girls permission to become as passionate about the game as any boy would be. But not everyone in Middleton is so eager to see these young women behaving as aggressively and competitively as their male counterparts, and as Clayton liberates the girls in an attempt to take the state championships and in the process finds himself emancipated by his love for the team, town rainmaker Ellis Brawley launches a bitter campaign to bring about the progressive-minded coach's downfall. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 5/3/2008

DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC.

Title from container.

Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo.

Director of photography, James L. Carter ; editor, Anthony Redman ; music, David Torn ; costume designer, Aggie Guerrard Rodgers ; production designer, Mark Worthington.

Based on the book "Brief garland" by Harold Keith.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

MPAA rating: PG; some mild thematic elements and language.

Coach Clay Driscoll is a small town basketball coach who seems to have everything going against him. A team he doesn't want. A town that doesn't support girl's sports and small town politics that threaten to undermine any chance he has of winning. But his pride and his "girls" refuse to let him quit. Both the young women and their hard-headed coach fight for equality and a share of the dream, taking on the town prejudice and their own self-doubt. Based on the true story of Jim Keith and the Lady Cyclones.

Special features: basketball boot camp, faces on the court: the true story of Jim Keith and The Lady Cyclones; behind-the-scenes; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

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