All the Right Moves

October 21st, 1983


All the Right Moves

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A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town.

Release Year: 1983

Rating: 5.7/10 (7,017 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Michael Chapman

Stars: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams.

Writers: Pat Jordan, Michael Kane

Tom Cruise - Stefen Djordjevic
Craig T. Nelson - Nickerson
Lea Thompson - Lisa
Charles Cioffi - Pop
Gary Graham - Greg
Paul Carafotes - Salvucci
Chris Penn - Brian (as Christopher Penn)
Sandy Faison - Suzie
James A. Baffico - Bosko
Mel Winkler - Jess Covington
Walter Briggs - Rifleman
George Betor - Tank
Leon - Shadow (as Leon Robinson)
Jonas Chaka - Mouse (as Jonas C. Miller)
Keith Diamond - Fox (as Keith Ford)

Taglines: Tom Cruise and Craig T. Nelson Discover Winning Is the Only Way Out.

Release Date: 21 October 1983

Filming Locations: Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, USA

Opening Weekend: $1,625,486 (USA) (23 October 1983) (442 Screens)

Gross: $17,233,166 (USA)

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Did You Know?

When Djorjavic and a few teammates are sitting around in the auditorium watching Lisa and the choir practice, one guys asks Stef if he heard from Syracuse yet. Although the school was never mentioned when the recruiter was in Stef's house prior to the Walnut Heights game, at this point we can infer that he was from Syracuse because the man said they'd "always have a place for him" if Stef changed his mind. Presumably, Stef is attempting to take him up on the alleged promise.

Continuity: Stefan takes his plaid shirt off twice in the locker room before practice.

Steff: We didn't quit, you quit!

User Review

THis is western Pa!


Great movie! one of my favorites. All may not like it but for a regional boy this is exactly what western pa is. Small steel towns that have nothing left except their sporting pride. Kids wanting to escape and western Pa's beloved football is the only way out for many. These are the Western Pa. Archeotypes : Some kids love it but feel they can't make it any other way. Salvuchi

Some kids have the talent but need that extra exposure. But it all depends on how individuals in power like you. Stef

Kids with enough talent to get out of the town without added exposure. the receiver who went to West Virginia

The coach who thinks he is God of town if he has some success. Nelson

the disgruntled band student,"why do they get athletes deserve scholarship attitudes" Lea.

The movie nailed the sights and sounds. It showed how whole towns close on friday nights. The football scenes were great! Even besides the football it showed the tough steelman, the guys in towm that slave all day and go to the watering hole right after work before going home for the evening. It showed how serious we Western Pa's take our local sports, We really would trash a coaches yard and fight seventeen year olds if we think they cost the game. Gritty reality to small town life. An under appreciated film that captures a regions attitude and feel in our great Nation! Ampipe is Aliquippa,Duquesne, Johnstown, beaver falls clairton, McKeesport,monesson and the rest of the Mon and beaver Valleys that were created by the US Steel, J&L and Bethleham steel


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