A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The bookie wants his son to get out of tennis and contracts Nick to discourage him. Nick begins to do that but after an episode with his old flame, Jennifer, and after seeing the kid's determination he decides to teach him all the tricks, both physical and psychological, of the trade. The two battle the kids of a famous coach, unfair refs., injuries, travel all over the southern US, while Nick tries to woo his love back, finally to reach the big championship tennis match where all is resolved in dramatic fashion.
Writer:Vincent Van Patten (story), Tom Caffrey (story), Vincent Van Patten (screenplay), Stephanie Warren (screenplay)
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Andy G (es) wrote: About Alex as a drama about 6 friends helping a friend of theirs get through the weekend after a commit suicide an all-star cast young celebrities drama part comedy its ok not much goes on in this movie. C (2014)
MJ R (mx) wrote: A romantic, sensitive story, well played and ruined by formulaic Hollywood twist...sell sell ...sell out.. Music adapted from Once Upon a Time in America...Could have been a Cannes winner!
Bonnie C (kr) wrote: I, too, was worried that this movie would turn out to be "Nobody Knows" but was so relieved it was not so. Struggle of first generation and its children striving for American Dream always rings strongly to me. By the way, Little Tina is so cute and precocious. Wish I could have another daughter just like her.
Eli H (de) wrote: What a treat, I've missed this show.
Bill R (ag) wrote: I enjoyed this. I thought there was gonna be no hope for these eight films this year. After Borderland I haven't seen anything worth spending time on. I think I'm six in and wasn't expecting much. It had humor and a few creepy moments. Could of been really bad but turned out decent. Think a good eighties horror.
Andreas O (de) wrote: Another dumb-as-they-come survival movie with extinct species making unlikely comebacks, only this one is actually somewhat entertaining. The special effects look terrible and the acting and writing is half-hearted at best, but you'd expect as much. Pterodactyl, however, is very aware of what it is. Naming characters after sci-fi writers is a cute move, and the ending - depending on how you look at it - may be the biggest facepalm or the biggest "this is how much we're not being serious"-moment in recent b-movie history.
Alon G (fr) wrote: whoa. as far as gore films go. this one is a classic. great themes and great characters. definitely not for your everyday viewer, but raises great questions about our relationship with sex, violence, and power. and their relationship to one another.
Danielle H (us) wrote: You'll laugh and laugh..
Abdon C (nl) wrote: This was a really great film. I missed the first 10 minutes and kept expecting it to degenerate into some typical teen drama or feminist hippy nonsense, and was pleasantly surprised to find it is neither.The characters are reminiscent of small town locals I've seen for myself, complete with limited expectations and understanding of the wider world. I didn't even realise it was set in the 70s until I saw an 8 track tape. Great film, great plot, well rounded and believable characters.
Miguel G (ru) wrote: Surprisingly touching and moving at many points in the movie
carl d (jp) wrote: Utter rubbish I walked out.You would think they would have done some reserch about musicians in general and jazz music in particular or at least had professional consultants on set to avoid the worst clangers.Trumpet music carrying on after Hawke has taken the horn off his lips! Incorrect fingering, at least cut away to someone playing the trumpet for real otherwise it looks ridiculous. It's a film about a trumpet player you need to get the technicalities right if nothing else, at least in Miles Davis' biopic they had someone who could play a bit to give it some credibility. After Chet has been assaulted he blows the trumpet instead of delicately buzzing on the mouthpiece (to ascertain the extent of his injury), then makes the injury worse, instead of laying off it as any trumpet player would do...disrespecting his trumpet by throwing it around on a beach like it was a piece of junk ...continuity howlers like a busted tooth in one scene miraculously mended in the next...come on people do your homework! Miles Davis portrayed backstage as a petulant childish mean nasty person which no jazz musician of his or their calibre would ever be, instead of being friendly and respectful as jazz musicians will always be to other jazz musicians.. Totally unrealistic depiction of jazz greats. If you know anything about music or the music business save yourself a wasted hour and a half, you will thank me for this advice.