McFarland, USA (2014)

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McFarland, USA
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TitleMcFarland, USA
Year2014
CountryUSA
GenreSport (Movies)
Run Time2h 8 min
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In 1987, football coach Jim White loses his job after he loses his temper and accidentally injures a team player in the locker room. He and his family relocate for his new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. The family has trouble adjusting to the Hispanic neighborhood and lament being unable to afford living in Bakersfield. White is first put as assistant football coach, but ultimately loses his coaching status when he pulls an injured player, Johnny Sameniego, out of a game, causing the crass Head Coach Jenks to ask him to step down.

Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, White has Principal Camillo authorize cross-country as a sport and organizes an all-boys team. He enlists Sameniego’s help and recruits Thomas Valles, Jose Cardenas, Victor Puentes and brothers David, Damacio and Danny Diaz. All seven have little hope for their future, specifically Valles, who has hardships with his father and nearly throws himself off a bridge before White stops him. Jim’s devotion to the team leads to him alienating his family, including forgetting to pick up his daughter Julie’s birthday cake.

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Cast:

Maria Bello Maria Bello
Cheryl White
Morgan Saylor Morgan Saylor
Julie White
Carlos Pratts Carlos Pratts
Thomas Valles
Elsie Fisher Elsie Fisher
Jamie White
Johnny Ortiz Johnny Ortiz
Jose Cardenas

In 1987, football coach Jim White loses his job after he loses his temper and accidentally injures a team player in the locker room. He and his family relocate for his new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. The family has trouble adjusting to the Hispanic neighborhood and lament being unable to afford living in Bakersfield. White is first put as assistant football coach, but ultimately loses his coaching status when he pulls an injured player, Johnny Sameniego, out of a game, causing the crass Head Coach Jenks to ask him to step down.

Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, White has Principal Camillo authorize cross-country as a sport and organizes an all-boys team. He enlists Sameniego’s help and recruits Thomas Valles, Jose Cardenas, Victor Puentes and brothers David, Damacio and Danny Diaz. All seven have little hope for their future, specifically Valles, who has hardships with his father and nearly throws himself off a bridge before White stops him. Jim’s devotion to the team leads to him alienating his family, including forgetting to pick up his daughter Julie’s birthday cake.

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