Wildcats (film)

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Wildcats
Wildcats moviePoster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Produced by Anthea Sylbert
Written by Ezra Sacks
Starring Goldie Hawn
Jan Hooks
Swoosie Kurtz
Wesley Snipes
Woody Harrelson
Nipsey Russell
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Donald E. Thorin
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
  • February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
Running time 106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $26,285,544 (United States)[1]

Wildcats is a 1986 film starring Goldie Hawn and costarring Jan Hooks and Swoosie Kurtz. It is the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. They also appeared together in White Men Can't Jump and Money Train. LL Cool J made a guest appearance in this film also.

Synopsis[edit]

Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn), is the daughter of a famed football coach who's dying to head her own team. When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girls' track at an affluent high school (Prescott High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city high school (Central High School)--the kind of place where guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus. At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.

Filming[edit]

Wildcats used Lane Technical College Prep High School football stadium for some of their shots.

Reception[edit]

The movie was met with a mostly negative response from critics.[2][3]

Box Office[edit]

The movie debuted at No.4.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wildcats (1986)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wildcats". Variety. 1985-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Wildcats". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  4. ^ "New Movies Make Inroads At Box Office". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 

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