Believe in Me

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Believe in Me ★★ 2006 (PG)

Formulaic, standard “inspiring story” sports film plays like a distaff “Hoosiers” but occasionally conjures up an interesting twist. Clay Driscoll (Donovan) moves to smalltown America to discover that his new job coaching a high school boy's team has been taken from him and he's been given the girl's team instead. At first offended, he takes the young women from zeros (giggling losers) to heroes (state finals) through hard work, dedication, inspiring locker room speeches, and other well mined sports cliches. Based on a true sto ry (of course). 108m/C DVD . US Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo, Alicia Lagano; D: Robert Collector; W: Robert Collector; C: James L. Carter; M: David Torn.