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Movie Blue Chips
Title Blue Chips
Year 1994
Director William Friedkin
Genre Drama, Sport
Plot – The prestigious basketball team of Western University, The Dolphins, is in crisis. Without star players, they are excluded from the tournament at the preliminaries. The coaching staff therefore decides to purchase three talented student-athletes: Butch McRae, a black boy from Chicago; Ricky Roe, a white boy, son of a farmer in Indiana, and black giant Neon Bodeaux from New Orleans. Butch wants his family in tow and a house for his mother; Ricky requires thirty thousand US dollars and his father a new tractor. Meanwhile, Neon appears to have little chance of passing the aptitude test for college admission. However, the giant that coach Pete Bell has put under the care of his ex-wife Jenny, a teacher, is anything but naive: he just does not like the dominant white class and its culture. Divided between his natural honesty and the desire to win and redeem two disastrous seasons, Pete pretends not to know when Happy, president of the alumni association, satisfies the players' requests or gives a luxury car to Neon, who did not ask for anything. Pete lies about the transaction to Jenny, with whom he is friends, while Ed, a journalist dedicated to discovering scandals, hopes for a scoop, especially considering the shameful rigging of a previous Dolphins game. The first game against the champions of Indiana is a triumph, albeit suffered. However, Pete is disappointed: Jenny has discovered the scam and not forgiven him for lying to her. Also Tony, a player he has pulled out of nowhere, has confessed of having rigged the game. During the press conference Pete, to the astonishment and anger of Happy, announces the scandal and resigns.
All actors – Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill, Alfre Woodard, Bob Cousy, Shaquille O'Neal, Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway, Matt Nover, Cylk Cozart, Anthony C. Hall, Kevin Benton
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