Director William Friedkin came at college basketball from the behind-the-scenes approach. Nick Nolte stars as a college basketball coach determined to keep his program "clean" from the under-the-table big money deals that taint other college programs. Nolte apparently modeled a lot of his performance on raging former IU coach Bobby Knight and like "Hoosiers," the film was shot in the basketball mecca state of Indiana. Shaquille O'Neal and several other NBA players and coaches had cameos in the film.
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