All the Right Moves

All the Right Moves

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Director: Michael Chapman

Cast: Michael Chapman, Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson

     
 

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High school athlete Tom Cruise would do anything to escape the dull provincialism of his home town. Cruise's bullying coach Craig T. Nelson cajoles Cruise into seeking an athletic scholarship to a major university. Inevitably, the boy begins to question his goals in life, and soon his soul is the object of a tug of war between Nelson and Cruise's girlfriend Lea… See more details below

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High school athlete Tom Cruise would do anything to escape the dull provincialism of his home town. Cruise's bullying coach Craig T. Nelson cajoles Cruise into seeking an athletic scholarship to a major university. Inevitably, the boy begins to question his goals in life, and soon his soul is the object of a tug of war between Nelson and Cruise's girlfriend Lea Thompson. The first directorial effort for cinematographer Michael Chapman, All the Right Moves was photographed by Jan DeBont, who'd later direct such box-office bonanzas as Speed and Twister.

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All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Although the legendary products of Western Pennsylvania high-school football have given their dying milltowns a somewhat romantic air in countless sports documentaries, reality is a much different thing. In this absorbing drama, Tom Cruise stars as a young cornerback prospect who dreams of being an engineer. Despite his love for pretty Lea Thompson and the respect with which he treats his millworker father, Cruise is desperate to get out of his decaying hometown, and knows that a football scholarship is his only ticket. Complications arise when he runs afoul of the team's coach (Craig T. Nelson in a well-played turn) and must face his own pride. The supporting cast is quite good, and Jan DeBont's gritty, evocative photography perfectly captures the film's tone. An unexpectedly moving drama which got lost among the sugar-coated teen trifles of its time, All the Right Moves is a thoughtful and involving story of holding on to a dream in the bleakest of surroundings.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
UPC:
0024543703358
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
31,013

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Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Stef Djordjevic
Craig T. Nelson Nickerson
Lea Thompson Lisa
Charles Cioffi Pop
Paul Carafotes Salvucci
Chris Penn Brian
Sandy Faison Suzie
Paige Lyn Price Tracy
James A. Baffico Bosko
Walter Briggs Rifleman
Leon Robinson Shadow
Donald A. Yanessa Coach
Mel Winkler Jess Covington
Kyle-Scott Jackson Sherman Williams
Terry O'Quinn Freeman Smith
Victor Arnold Henry the Bartender
Dick Miller Teacher in Auditorium
Gary Graham Greg

Technical Credits
Michael Chapman Director,Cinematographer
Mary Ann Biddle Art Director
Ernie Bishop Set Decoration/Design
Wendy Greene Bricmont Editor
David Richard Campbell Score Composer
Jan de Bont Cinematographer
Stephen Deutsch Producer
David Garfield Editor
Phillip Goldfarb Co-producer
Jerry Grandey Asst. Director
Robert Gravenor Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Hopper Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Kane Screenwriter
Marci Liroff Casting
Gary Morton Executive Producer
Joseph Roveto Costumes/Costume Designer

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