The Program

1993, Movie, R, 114 mins

Set in the ultra-competitive world of modern college football, this modest sports drama makes up in honesty what it may lack in originality, and is boosted by genuinely exciting game sequences.

Facing unemployment after two indifferent seasons in a row, fictional Eastern State University football Coach Winters (James Caan) is under pressure to bend his personal ethics to make the coming season a winner. Recruiting black high school tailback phenomenon Darnell Jefferson (Omar Epps), Winters promises him a first-rate education as a ticket out of his North Philadelphia ghetto, while knowing that academic pursuits will run a distant second to football in Jefferson...

Released: 1993 Rated: R Length: 114 mins

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