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"A Movie With a Kick!"
  • PG
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 3.8  (369)

Home Team, a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Allan A. Goldstein, stars Steve Guttenberg as Bill, a former star football player turned golf pro, who is desperately trying to connect with his son Matt (Ryan Slater). Sophie Lorain plays the role of Julie, Bill's ex-wife, who is frustrated with Bill's lack of involvement with Matt's life.

The movie begins with Bill competing in a golf tournament, but he is easily distracted by his son's absence from the gallery. After the tournament, Bill receives devastating news that Matt has been expelled from his high school football team for substance abuse. Bill resolves to resolve the problem by coaching Matt's football team himself.

As the new coach, Bill's first challenge is to convince the football team that he knows what he's doing. Bill's former glory as a football star has long faded, and the team is hesitant to accept his guidance. But as Bill spends more time with the team, he develops a bond with the players and learns valuable lessons about life.

Throughout the movie, Bill reconnects with Matt, and they begin to develop a closer relationship. Meanwhile, Julie and the football team's assistant coach, Janet (played by Susan Haskell), are both skeptical of Bill's coaching abilities. However, as the team begins to win games, Julie becomes more supportive of Bill's coaching efforts.

As the season progresses, the team qualifies for the playoffs, but Matt's demons resurface, and he falls back into his old habits. Bill is determined to help his son, and he turns to advice from his own father, played by comedian Ken Ober, to help him connect with Matt. As the team prepares for the championship game, Bill and Matt's relationship deepens, and they are able to work through their past issues.

The climax of the film takes place during the championship game, where the team faces their toughest opponents. The game is a nail-biter, with both teams competing fiercely. In the end, it's the team's determination and belief in themselves that leads them to victory.

Home Team is a heartwarming movie that explores the complex relationships between fathers and sons. Steve Guttenberg delivers a touching performance as a father who wants to connect with his son, but isn't sure how. Ryan Slater is equally impressive as Matt, a troubled teen who learns valuable lessons about life through football. The film also features a talented cast of supporting actors, including Sophie Lorain and Susan Haskell.

Overall, Home Team is a fun, uplifting movie that delivers an inspiring message about family, self-confidence, and perseverance. It will leave audiences feeling empowered and ready to tackle whatever challenges come their way.

Home Team is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.8.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    3.8  (369)