4th & Goal

Overview

Referred to by many as "the Hoop Dreams of football," this vérité documentary from director Nina Gilden Seavey observes the experiences of six aspiring NFL entrants. To achieve authenticity, Seavey shot her footage over a half-decade and then edited the material down to feature length. The subjects include Randy, Tim, DeQawn, Bret, Albert and Gibril. All are students at the City College of San Francisco, all are competing with hundreds of others for Division 1 scholarships, and each one hopes that he will be one ...
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Overview

Referred to by many as "the Hoop Dreams of football," this vérité documentary from director Nina Gilden Seavey observes the experiences of six aspiring NFL entrants. To achieve authenticity, Seavey shot her footage over a half-decade and then edited the material down to feature length. The subjects include Randy, Tim, DeQawn, Bret, Albert and Gibril. All are students at the City College of San Francisco, all are competing with hundreds of others for Division 1 scholarships, and each one hopes that he will be one of the select few to get picked up by a major league team. In truth, however, the odds are high that most will fall by the wayside: as the director reminds her audience, only 1,696 spots exist for NFL players, many of which are already filled by recruits from prior years. As the picture rolls forward, Seavey depicts the often unbearably brutal competition that weeds-out hopefuls on psychological, physical and emotional levels, via such stages as Pro-Day, Training Camp and Draft Day. She also explores obstacles such as family problems, injuries, and performance ability, that can quelch a player's dreams far more quickly than they blossomed.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2011
  • UPC: 720229914833
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,214

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Nina Gilden Seavey Director
John Califra Musical Direction/Supervision
Luke David Editor
Anthony Drennan Score Composer
Ken Kiernan Score Composer
Robin Leland Executive Producer
Michael Pryfogle Cinematographer
George Rush Jr. Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 4th & Goal
1. Sport and Priorities [6:53]
2. Seeing Red [5:11]
3. Learning Discipline [12:51]
4. Choosing Sides [9:14]
5. Playing Hard [5:14]
6. Stepping Stone [16:01]
7. Another Number [7:23]
8. The Next Level [7:51]
9. Free Agents [11:21]
10. Instinctively Good [3:09]
11. Beating The Odds [3:32]
12. Credits [2:24]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- 4th & Goal
   Play Feature
   Set Up
      2.0 Stereo
      5.1 Surround
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Director Biography
      Director's Statement
      Trailer Gallery
         Pressure Cooker
         The Most Dangerous Men In America
         Jane's Journey
         Real - The Movie
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