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Football flick is a loser because it has no real underdog

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The underdog is key to a great sports movie. “When the Game Stands Tall“ tries to turn a high school football winning machine, guys with the longest winning streak of 151 straight victories, into the kind of underdog that makes for a heart-tugging sports movie. That never happens. When the film is over you’re not likely to stand up and cheer. Jim Caviezel plays De La Salle High School head football coach Bob Ladouceur. He’s ...

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