Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michael Ritchie|
|Produced by||Anthea Sylbert|
|Written by||Ezra Sacks|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Cinematography||Donald E. Thorin|
|Edited by||Richard A. Harris|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Box office||$26,285,544 (United States)|
Wildcats is a 1986 American sports film starring Goldie Hawn, Jan Hooks and Swoosie Kurtz. It is the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson who appeared together in White Men Can't Jump and Money Train. LL Cool J made a guest appearance.
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.
The film used Lane Technical College Prep High School football stadium for some of their shots.
The film debuted at No.4.