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Against the Grain 

Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one ... See full summary »
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1993  
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Complete series cast summary:
John Terry ...  Ed Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Donna Bullock ...  Maggie Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Ben Affleck ...  Joe Willie Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Vanessa Evigan ...  Jenny Clemons 8 episodes, 1993
Stephen Tobolowsky ...  Niles Hardeman 8 episodes, 1993
Jeanine Jackson ...  Mindy Hardeman / ... 5 episodes, 1993
Cheryl Felicia Rhoads ...  Winona / ... 5 episodes, 1993
Tim Griffin ...  Mark 4 episodes, 1993
Robyn Lively ...  Jill Clemons 3 episodes, 1993
Michael Cudlitz ...  Bud Hardeman 2 episodes, 1993
Johnny Keatth ...  Football Team Member 2 episodes, 1993
Joe Ochman ...  Clyde 2 episodes, 1993
Rick Peters ...  Bobby Taylor 2 episodes, 1993
John Posey ...  Stan Langston 2 episodes, 1993
Denise Richards ...  Jodi Collins 2 episodes, 1993
Lara Steinick ...  Lynette / ... 2 episodes, 1993
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Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one season to turn the fumbling teens around, and he throws himself into the job wholeheartedly. Though his methods ruffle the feathers of the quiet little town, he manages to make some real progress with the players. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Drama | Family

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USA

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English

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1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Contracorriente See more »

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Magnum Productions See more »
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Against the Grain should have succeeded
15 February 2006 | by romolojoSee all my reviews

I too loved this series and was astounded it disappeared so quickly.

Ed Clemons quit his job as an insurance salesman, his wife Maggie had taken over the business while he was recovering. (His best friend runs the car dealership).

I loved the family dynamics that showed how each person could both need help and give help. My favorite episode is titled "Respect". It was so good to have an example where the parents didn't automatically buy the latest music player for their daughter, the son didn't automatically have sex with the cheerleader because there was an opportunity, the father trusted his wife while wanting to protect her.

What a wonderful program about real family values. I truly hope that someday this short-lived series will be made available on DVD.


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