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Blood Sport

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Blood Sport

Release Date: December 05, 1973

Year    :   1973
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Genres    :   TV Movie, Drama
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox Television
Director    :   Jerrold Freedman
Producers    :   Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, Joyce Selznick, Ronald Jacobs
Writers    :   Jerrold Freedman
RunTime    :   73 mins.

A searing commentary on the "win at all costs" mentality of American high school sports. David Lee Birdsong is the smalltown quarterback hoping to escape with a college scholarship and a pro career. David's father is the overbearing taskmaster vicariously living through his son. The third side of the triangle is Coach Marshall, a hypercritical and cruel man who sees David as the key to his future success. David's lockstep commitment to his father and coach is altered when he witnesses a teammate die after a grueling practice.


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