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"Blue Chips" is a sports drama that follows the season of a college basketball program that was formerly a powerhouse and has fallen on some hard times and several consecutive losing seasons. The Western University Dolphins had won multiple national championships under the coaching guidance of Pete Bell. He is an old school tough as nails coach that has become frustrated with his University's lack of recruiting power. For years he has resisted the temptation from the college boosters to try and convince top players to come to his school by bribing them and their parents with money and gifts.

After another disappointing season, Pete reluctantly turns to a rich college booster who has the resources to help recruit top players. They identify three potential targets. The first is farm boy Ricky Roe who is from Larry Bird's hometown of French Lick, Indiana. The second blue chipper is from inner city Chicago, Butch McRae. The big fish is the well over seven foot center Neon Bourdeaux from the swamps of Louisiana.

The Dolphins go on to have a successful season. With help from Pete's ex wife, Neon is able to improve his grades and pass his classes. Butch gets homesick but stays with the threat of his mother's job being taken away. Pete is feeling guilty after cheating the system and the stress of a huge nationally televised game pushes him to the limit. When he discovers through a sports writers tip that one of his favorite players, Tony, had fixed a game by shaving points, he realizes how disgusted he has become with the college game and with his own actions.

In a post game press conference following the big win, Pete confesses to the mass of sports reporters that he participated in illegal recruiting activity and makes a statement about how the game has changed and he resigns from the position.

Blue Chips is an Drama movie that was released in 1994 and has a run time of 1 hr 48 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 54.

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PG-13
| 1994 | 1 hr 48 min | 6.2/10 | 54/100
Cast
Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill
Director
William Friedkin
Produced By
Ron Shelton
Language
English
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Also starring Mary McDonnell