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Quarterback Princess (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 3 December 1983
Tami, a young girl who has just moved to Oregon, stands up against her coach and the naysayers of her small town to prove that she's capable of being a talented football quarterback despite her gender.

Director:

Noel Black

Writer:

Rod Browning
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Murray ... Ralph Maida
Barbara Babcock ... Judy Maida
Dana Elcar ... Mr. Caine
John Stockwell ... Scott Massey
Daphne Zuniga ... Kim Maida
Helen Hunt ... Tami Maida
Mary-Robin Redd ... Saleswoman
Joshua Cadman ... Brian
Severn Darden ... Mr. Hobart
Carmen Argenziano ... Ed Ainsworth
Nancy Parsons ... Mrs. Klosterman
Tim Robbins ... Marvin
Holly Bressler Holly Bressler ... Jody Maida
Katherine Moir Katherine Moir ... Heidi Maida
Melanie Parker Melanie Parker ... Gidget Maida
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Storyline

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she can play football, but she can win the state championship. (Based on a true story) Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Drama | Sport

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Not Rated
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One of a late 1970s early 1980s mini-cycle of films centering around women athletes. The movies include Blue Skies Again (1983) (baseball), Goldengirl (1979) (athletics), The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981) (athletics), Hockey Night (1984) (ice hockey), Quarterback Princess (1983) (gridiron), Personal Best (1982) (pentathlon), Gregory's Girl (1980) (soccer) and Heart Like a Wheel (1983) (drag racing). See more »

Quotes

Scott Massey: Bad enough I gotta lose, but then I have to be carried off the field by our lady quarterback.
Tami Maida: What bothers you? That I'm a lady or that I'm a quarterback?
Scott Massey: I wouldn't mind either if you weren't both.
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Connections

Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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An inspiring, heart-warming film on women and football
25 October 1998 | by nikki-17See all my reviews

Quarterback Princess is an inspiring movie. The story takes you through a young girl's struggle to achieve her dream...of being a high school quarterback. You become so engrossed in this movie you root Tami (Helen Hunt) on as if you were part of this story. Tami Maida and her family move from Canada so her father can finish school. Tami desperately wants to be part of the Grizzly Football team. Many people in the town try to disband this idea, they even suggest she can be a cheerleader, but she is given a try-out. To everyone's surprise Tami is an excellent quarterback. The film looks at how everyone treats her different. Her teammates treat her as a football player, her classmates treat her as an outcast, and her boyfriend doesn't know how to treat her, as a girl or a football player? This film will make you want to be one of Tami's supporters and will pull at your heart-strings


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

McMinnville, Oregon, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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