- Date: March 2, 1979
- Type: Movie
The film focuses on David Greene, who is a huge basketball fanatic living in New York. During the film, he is offered a job coaching the men's basketball team of Cadwallader College, a fictional small college in Nevada, and Greene accepts the position. When he arrives in Nevada, he realizes that the talent level at the school is mediocre at best. He then recruits various players from the street courts back in New York. Some of the players he convinces to come to the college include Roberta "Swish" James, who possesses a virtually perfect jump shot and poses as a male in order to play on the team; Preacher, who is being hunted by some criminals; and D.C. Dacey, who is a fugitive from the law, among others. Greene combines the talent from New York with the talent from the college and eventually brings the team to contender status. Though the team starts to have some success with their new talent, they remain disrespected by much of the media. Greene then tries to set up a match between his new team and University of Nevada, then ranked #1 in the country, and coached by a man named Bo Winnegar.