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All Things Sports, Vol. I
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A playlist dedicated to Movies, TV shows, Biographies, Docu-Dramas and Documentaries that are all Sports related. The Classics, the serious as well as the humorous.


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Movie: Miracle ( 2004 )
The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.
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Movie: Slap Shot ( 1977 )
A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.
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Movie: Goon ( 2012 )
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
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Movie: The Mighty Ducks ( 1992 )
Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts.
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Movie: D2: The Mighty Ducks ( 1994 )
Can Gordon's team win the Junior Goodwill Games in California in spite of all the set-backs?
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Movie: D3: The Mighty Ducks ( 1996 )
The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.
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Movie: The Longest Yard ( 1974 )
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
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Movie: A League of Their Own ( 1992 )
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
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Movie: 42 ( 2013 )
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
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Movie: Moneyball ( 2011 )
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
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Movie: Mr 3000 ( 2004 )
Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
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Movie: Field of Dreams ( 1989 )
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
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Movie: Major League ( 1989 )
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
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Movie: Major League II ( 1994 )
The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.
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Movie: The Fighter ( 2010 )
Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
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Movie: Southpaw ( 2015 )
After a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction, a champion boxer fights to get custody of his daughter and revive his professional career.
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Movie: Creed ( 2015 )
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
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Movie: Creed II ( 2018 )
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
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Movie: Rocky ( 1976 )
A small-time Philadelphia boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the world heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
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Movie: Rocky II ( 1979 )
Rocky Balboa is enjoying life. He has a lovely wife, Adrian, had a successful fight with Apollo Creed and is able to enjoy the money he earned from the fight and a new endorsement deal. Unfortunately, Rocky becomes embarrassed when failing to complete an advert and ends up working in a meat packing company. He believes that he will no longer have a career as a boxer. Apollo wants to rematch with Rocky to prove all his critics wrong that he can beat Rocky. Can Rocky once again have a successful fight?
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Movie: Rocky III ( 1982 )
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.
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Movie: Rocky IV ( 1985 )
Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.
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Movie: Rocky V ( 1990 )
Reluctantly retired from fighting, Rocky takes charge of Mickey's gym and agrees to train a young protégé who's hungry for success.
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Movie: The Boxer ( 1998 )
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
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Movie: Ali ( 2001 )
A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.
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Movie: Million Dollar Baby ( 2005 )
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
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Movie: Cinderella Man ( 2005 )
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
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Movie: Caddyshack ( 1980 )
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a flatulent new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
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Movie: Happy Gilmore ( 1996 )
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.
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Movie: Mystery, Alaska ( 1999 )
This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
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Movie: The Best of Times ( 1986 )
A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.
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Movie: Varsity Blues ( 1999 )
A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.
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Movie: Brian's Song ( 1971 )
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
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Movie: The Replacements ( 2000 )
During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.
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Movie: Rudy ( 1993 )
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
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Movie: Any Given Sunday ( 1999 )
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
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Movie: Remember the Titans ( 2000 )
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
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Movie: Friday Night Lights ( 2004 )
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
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Movie: We Are Marshall ( 2006 )
In November, 1970, virtually the entire football team and coaches of Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) die in a plane crash. That spring, led by Nate Ruffin, a player who was ill and missed the fatal flight, students rally to convince the board of governors to play the 1971 season. The college president, Don Dedman, must find a coach, who then must find players. They petition the NCAA to allow freshmen to play, and coach Jack Lengyel motivates and leads young players at the same time that he reexamines the Lombardi creed that winning is the only thing. The father and the fiancée of a player who died find strength to move on. Can Marshall win even one game in 1971?
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Movie: Invincible ( 2006 )
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
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Movie: Above the Rim ( 1994 )
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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Movie: Hoosiers ( 1987 )
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
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Movie: Glory Road ( 2006 )
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
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Movie: Mr. Baseball ( 1992 )
Although a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees, Jack Elliott is now on the down side of his baseball career. His batting average is low and one of his few claims to fame is that during the previous year, he led the team in 9th inning doubles in the month of August. With an up and coming slugger ready to replace him, he learns that he's been traded to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central baseball league. Elliott is set in his ways and quite inflexible, not only in accepting Japanese culture in general, but also with the way the baseball team is managed. When he meets his very pretty PR agent, Hiroko, he begins to gain a greater appreciation that he should accept his current situation. When he realizes her other connection to the team, his attitudes begin to change at an even greater pace
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Movie: Cobb ( 1994 )
A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.
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Movie: Eight Men Out ( 1989 )
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
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Movie: Bull Durham ( 1988 )
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
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Movie: The Natural ( 1984 )
An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.
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TV Show: GLOW ( 2017 )
Inspired by the real story of the 1980's female wrestling league, the series -- set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams -- is a fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
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Movie: The Wrestler ( 2009 )
This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom.
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Movie: The Way Back ( 2020 )
Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.
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Movie: Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story ( 2013 )
The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.
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Movie: The Fan ( 1996 )
Three-times MVP baseball player Bobby Rayburn joins the San Francisco Giants, and obsessive fan, whose profession is selling hunting knives, Gil Renard is excited over that. But Rayburn plays the worst season of his career and Renard tries to do everything to help him, but goes too far.
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Movie: North Dallas Forty ( 1979 )
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional (American-style) football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
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Movie: Annapolis ( 2006 )
Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.
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Movie: Invictus ( 2009 )
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
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Movie: Warrior ( 2011 )
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
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Movie: North Shore ( 1987 )
Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in Hawaii, he immediately finds out that he knows nothing about the local habits, customs, or pecking order which cause him some starting problems. After being robbed by the local surf gang, he has a chance meeting with famous surfboard shaper Chandler, and after figuring out they have an artistic connection, Chandler offers Rick a place to sleep and something to eat. Chandler teaches him how to "read" the big waves and the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. He also manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native, which further stirs the pot with the "locals" but in the end gives him the courage and determination to take what he has learned from Chandler and surf the big waves like he had dreamed he could.
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Movie: 61* ( 2001 )
Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.
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Movie: Ford v Ferrari ( 2019 )
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
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Movie: Blue Crush ( 2002 )
As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.
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Movie: Bend It Like Beckham ( 2003 )
A kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike tarty elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess' dream is to play soccer professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream...and a soccer ball.
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Movie: Driven ( 2001 )
A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.
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Movie: Seabiscuit ( 2003 )
It's the Depression, and everyone needs to hold onto a dream to get them through the bad times. Car maker Charles Howard is no different, he who is trying to rebuild his life after the tragic death of his only child and the resulting end of his first marriage. With second wife Marcela at his side, Charles wants to get into horse racing and ends up with a team of underdogs who are also chasing their own dream. The first is trainer Tom Smith, who has a natural instinct to spot the capabilities of horses. The second is the horse Tom chooses for Charles, Seabiscuit, an unconventional choice as despite his pedigreed lineage, Seabiscuit is small at fifteen and a half hands tall with a slight limp. But Tom can see something in Seabiscuit's nature to make him a winner, if only Seabiscuit can be retrained from his inbred losing ways. And third is the jockey they decide to hire, Johnny "Red" Pollard, so nicknamed because of his hair color. Like Tom, Red has always shown a natural way with horses, but a difficult upbringing due solely to the Depression has made Red an angry young man, which has gotten him into trouble both on and off the track. And he is large for a jockey, and thus he always feels the need to battle the weight issue. Another common trait between Tom, Seabiscuit and Red is that they have been called crazy by those in traditional horse racing circles. Against the odds, Seabiscuit, with his human team behind him, does show his winning abilities and captures the imagination of all those others wanting to believe in a dream. But Seabiscuit's victories are at smaller races. As such, Charles aims high and wants Seabiscuit to race Triple Crown winner War Admiral, who by all accounts is a winner and should be a winner. If given the chance to race against War Admiral (whose owner doesn't want to race as he feels he has nothing to prove), will Seabiscuit and his team continue to keep the dreams of the common Americans alive? Through the good and the bad, especially as Red and Seabiscuit face mirroring problems, they all have to decide what is in their collective best interest.
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Movie: Summer Catch ( 2001 )
A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.
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Movie: Whip It ( 2009 )
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
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Movie: Semi-Tough ( 1978 )
A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
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Movie: Girlfight ( 2000 )
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.
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Movie: The Bad News Bears ( 1976 )
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
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Movie: Foxcatcher ( 2014 )
U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.
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Movie: Two for the Money ( 2005 )
After suffering a career-ending knee injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business.
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Movie: Wildcats ( 1986 )
A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.
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Movie: Fever Pitch ( 2005 )
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.
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Movie: Lords of Dogtown ( 2005 )
The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.
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Movie: Fighting with My Family ( 2019 )
Former wrestler Ricky and his wife Julia make a living performing with their children Saraya and Zak. When brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, they learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible.
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Movie: Rush ( 2013 )
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
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Movie: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ( 2006 )
Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
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TV Show: Brockmire ( 2017 )
Brockmire is a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity. A decade later, Jim Brockmire decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small American rust belt town that has seen better days, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. The struggling team is led by Jules, the strong-willed, hard-drinking owner and Charles, the naïve but enthusiastic team intern.
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Movie: Against the Ropes ( 2004 )
A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
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Movie: The Cutting Edge ( 1992 )
Doug Dorsey is a hockey player for the US team in the 1988 winter Olympics. After a vicious game against West Germany. We then see figure skater, Kate Moseley doing her program and falling. Both have fought hard to get to the Olympics, and suddenly their dreams have been shattered. Kate, a temperamental but talented figure skater, has had many partners, until her coach recruits hockey player Dorsey. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day, they finally prepare for nationals and the Olympics. A romance blooms, and their final show could make or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of Olympic gold.
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Movie: American Flyers ( 1985 )
Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm which could render him paralyzed or dead at any given moment. While David powerfully heads for the victory, Marcus has to realize that the contest is now beyond his capabilities. / Features great views of the Rockies and an insight in the tactics of bicycle races.
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TV Show: Friday Night Lights ( 2006 )
In the town of Dillon, Texas, football is life, and no one knows that better than new head Coach Eric Taylor. Pressure mounts as the Dillon Panthers led by star quarterback Jason Street, enter pre-season surrounded by a swirl of press, recruiters and State Championship sized expectations. Backup quarterback Matt Saracen prepares to ride the bench in the shadow of Jason Street, as running back Tim Riggins struggles with a serious vice. As the season opener grows near, the town of Dillon is focused on what they believe to be most important, winning.
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Movie: Dogtown and Z-Boys ( 2002 )
Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.
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Movie: Fighting ( 2009 )
In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.
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Movie: The Babe ( 1992 )
Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.
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Movie: Blue Chips ( 1994 )
Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around.
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Movie: When the Game Stands Tall ( 2014 )
The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
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Movie: Leatherheads ( 2008 )
In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.
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Movie: Bottom of the 9th ( 2019 )
After serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made in his youth, a once-aspiring baseball player returns to his Bronx neighborhood.
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Movie: Million Dollar Arm ( 2014 )
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
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Movie: Born a Champion ( 2021 )
Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.
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Movie: The Rookie ( 2002 )
A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.
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Movie: Wolves ( 2017 )
An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good friends. But at home he's struggling with his troubled father who has a gambling addiction. His mother tries to keep the family afloat but does so with great emotional and financial sacrifice.
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Movie: A Prayer Before Dawn ( 2018 )
The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.
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Movie: Unbroken ( 2014 )
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
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Movie: Bleed for This ( 2016 )
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports' most incredible comebacks.
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Movie: Side Out ( 1990 )
A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.
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Movie: Wimbledon ( 2004 )
A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
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Movie: Cuban Fury ( 2014 )
Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.
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Movie: Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story ( 2019 )
SHELBY AMERICAN tells the story of automotive icon Carroll Shelby, who started as a chicken farmer in East Texas and went on to become one of the winningest racing drivers in the history of American motorsports. When a tragic heart condition sidelined his racing career, Shelby reinvented himself as a manufacturer, creating the Shelby Cobra. The Cobra dominated American sports car racing from its inception, but Shelby's goal was always to win internationally and beat Enzo Ferrari, who he had a personal vendetta against. Henry Ford II noticed Shelby's success and hired him to not only run Ford's GT40 program, but also to beat Ferrari at the biggest race in the world - The 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ford/Ferrari wars at Le Mans would become the most storied racing battles in automotive history, and Carroll Shelby was always center stage. To this day, Carroll Shelby is the only man in history to win in Le Mans as both a driver and a manufacturer.