The Mighty Macs

The Mighty Macs
The Mighty Macs
  • G
  • 1h 39m
  • 2011
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It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time ... and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages. Recently hired as the coach of tiny Immaculata College, Cathy's challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams her Macs will face. There is no gymnasium, no fan support, and no money. To top it off, Cathy may not even have enough players for a team! While it appears the Macs don't have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sundaya spunky assistant coach and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Cathy creates a new game plan that just might bring the team and the school together. Will the unrelenting drive of this first-year coach spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will it create a wedge between the coach and everyone around her? One thing's for certain: there's never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!
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Common Sense Says
Tame girls' basketball tale is sentimental but inspiring.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this family-friendly sports tale is based on the true story of Cathy Rush, who coached the basketball team of a tiny Catholic women's college near Philadelphia to national glory. There's nothing objectionable in this G-rated drama, but there are a couple of themes that may go over the head of very young viewers, like the mentions of feminism and marriage and college financing. But the actual story of the girls' practicing, becoming a cohesive team, and competing against area rivals should inspire kids to keep working hard to achieve their own athletic and personal goals, even if the odds don't seem in their favor.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 21, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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