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Coach of the Year (1980)

TV-G
TV Movie | 96 min | Drama

Jim Brandon, a former player of the Chigago Bears, was paralyzed during the Vietnam War. When he returns, he tries to get a job as a football coach, but he doesn't succeed. After a visit to the youth prison, St. Charles, he thinks of ...See moreJim Brandon, a former player of the Chigago Bears, was paralyzed during the Vietnam War. When he returns, he tries to get a job as a football coach, but he doesn't succeed. After a visit to the youth prison, St. Charles, he thinks of becoming the football coach there. He decides to do it, because he likes the challenge. The boys, young delinquents, don't accept him, but he goes all out to be accepted. Written by Tony Kessen See less
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Paul Vombrack (as Paul Vom Brack)
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Howard Deane (as Howard S. Deane) | George R. Rohrs
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Updated Dec 20, 1980

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Dec 20, 1980 (United States)

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57 cast members
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Robert Conrad
Jim Brandon Jim Brandon   See fewer
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Erin Gray
Paula DeFalco Paula DeFalco   See fewer
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Red West
Superintendant Turner Superintendant Turner   See fewer
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Daphne Reid
Merissa Lane (as Daphne Maxwell) Merissa Lane (as Daphne Maxwell)   See fewer
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David Raynr
Munroe Sweetlife Johnson (#12) (as David Hubbard) Munroe Sweetlife Johnson (#12) (as David Hubbard)   See fewer
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Ricky Paull Goldin
Andy DeFalco (#84) (as Ricky Paul) Andy DeFalco (#84) (as Ricky Paul)   See fewer
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Alex Paez
Hector Estrada (#24) Hector Estrada (#24)   See fewer
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Radames Torres
Effie Peanut Rodriguez (#22) (as Radamus Torres) Effie Peanut Rodriguez (#22) (as Radamus Torres)   See fewer
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Louis Carello
Eddie Lovella (as Lou Carello) Eddie Lovella (as Lou Carello)   See fewer
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Dean Hill
McLeash McLeash   See fewer
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Ed O'Bradovich
Ed O'Bradovich Ed O'Bradovich   See fewer
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Joneal Joplin
Coach Forester Coach Forester   See fewer
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Calvin Bradford
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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José 'Little Man' Navarro
The Boys from St. Charles (as Jose 'Little Man' Navarro) The Boys from St. Charles (as Jose 'Little Man' Navarro)   See fewer
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Daniel Brown
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Manuel Ortiz
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Doug 'Too Tall' Brown
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Kelin Owens
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Terry Brown
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Arnold Palmer
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Stracotta Busby
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Nathaniel Partee
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Kenneth M. Clay
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Philip Perry
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Jeff Diaz
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Steven Plumly
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Harold Earnest
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Mark Pruett
The Boys from St. Charles (#33) The Boys from St. Charles (#33)   See fewer
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Glenn Fasig
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Curtis Rimsky
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Bernard Gales
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Luis Rivera
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Vincent Garcia
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Fred Rodgers
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Rodney George
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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William Rogers
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Edward S. Hatcher
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Jacob Santana
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Dennis Ligon
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Oscar Santillanes
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Ricky Lyda
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Melvin 'Lamont' Washington
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Anthony Massie
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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James Shoulders
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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David 'Mad Dog' McCall
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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James Tate
The Boys from St. Charles The Boys from St. Charles   See fewer
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Muriel Back
Actress (as Muriel Bach) Actress (as Muriel Bach)   See fewer
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Richard Marx
Actor (as Richard Marks) Actor (as Richard Marks)   See fewer
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Ron Botz
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Guy Massey
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Kelly Keefe
Cheerleader Cheerleader   See fewer
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James D. O'Reilly
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Jim Keith
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Ron Parady
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Bonnie Sullivan
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Paul Swearingen
St. Charles Football Fan (uncredited) St. Charles Football Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 150 votes