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View Poll Results: Favorite inspirational sports film
The Natural
11
11.34%
Rocky
22
22.68%
Miracle
7
7.22%
The Longest Yard
2
2.06%
Rudy
23
23.71%
Major League
5
5.15%
Field of Dreams
4
4.12%
Hoosiers
9
9.28%
Brian's Song
0
0%
Other...Please Specify
14
14.43%
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Favorite inspirational sports film?

Old 05-17-04, 06:32 PM
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Favorite inspirational sports film?

Just coming off seeing the very well done "Miracle", I had to ask this question to the general movie going public. While the reviews weren't exactly stellar for this production and rather disappointing at the box office I am somewhat surprised. Even DVD Talk said the last third was generally the only part that worked.

I thought the movie really worked on all levels and built to the dramatic climax. Maybe there wasn't enough character development of the players and the real focus was only on Eddie Cahill (Jim Craig, the goalie who lost his mom) and a couple others, I still think the movie worked on many cylinders and progressed steadily without any slow moments.

Anyway, this certainly isn't my favorite of all time and thus my vote will go to...

"The Natural"

I can watch it over and over and still get chills.

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I gotta go with "Field of dreams" .
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Definitely one of the best American films ever made, Rocky.
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Definitely Prefontaine

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Rocky. The Natural would be my second choice from those listed.
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What, no love for The Mighty Ducks?
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Remember the Titans
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Originally posted by Kal-El
What, no love for The Mighty Ducks?
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i can't stand any of em. maybe rocky. hate sentimental sports films. actually i hate sports films all together. except for ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
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Originally posted by whynotsmile
i can't stand any of em. maybe rocky. hate sentimental sports films. actually i hate sports films all together. except for ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
NERRRRD ALERT!!





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Originally posted by whynotsmile
i can't stand any of em. maybe rocky. hate sentimental sports films. actually i hate sports films all together. except for ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
:cough:Geek!:cough:

as for the header, it's gotta be Rudy
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I also hate inspirational/sentimental sports films but if I had to pick one it would be Rocky.
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how could you not love a good inspirational sports flix!!
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Shaolin Soccer!
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Definitely Prefontaine

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Is that the one with Billy Crudup? I liked that one.

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Tough call between Rocky, Rudy and The Natural. I voted The Natural.
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My favorite is Natural! Just love it when he nit the ball and it smash into the lights.
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I voted other, because Remember the Titans stands out the most to me. Although there's several movies on the list I've never seen.
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Originally posted by antennaball
Remember the Titans
yea, what gives? no love for Remember the Titans?
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I believe the title is Without Limits. Good flick.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119934/
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I always felt that "Other...Please Specify" was WAY overrated, but that's just me.
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major league?
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major league?
never knew that major league was an inspirational sports movie.
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I gotta go with "Field of dreams" .
Funny. I never think of Field of Dreams as a sports film.

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