I had high expectations for this film and I was not disappointed. I was a little surprised at first at how low budget the film is but after 5 minutes, I was used to the pacing of it and loved it.
The film is about an incredible, incredible, incredible game between Yale and Harvard in 1968. Both teams headed into the last game of the season undefeated so it was an even bigger game than usual for the two rivals. Yes, the title of the film acts as a spoiler but it doesn't matter. In fact, it makes how the score ended that way that much more suspenseful.
The story is told through the liberal use of the television broadcast mixed with interviews of many of the players involved including Tommy Lee Jones, who by the way is a complete weirdo. His interviews were awesomely hypnotic. Every interview is solidly entertaining especially the defensive captain of Yale who basically is a big lying jerkface - but all the more entertaining for it.
The film is downright riveting at times. Quite a feat for a sports movie about a game where the final score is known from the beginning.
Directed by Kevin Rafferty
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