I reviewed a really funny and delightful video from Propeller titled "The Mighty Macs". This movie is so great and such a wonderful family movie. Actually this movie was chosen by a company that wanted to add and change some of the words to make it a PG movie instead of a G rated movie as originally written but thanks to Tim Chambers and Freestyle Releasing the movie was released as originally planned.
It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time ... and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women's basketball.
In the lead up to this historical season, major universities are preparing their game plans to win that first title. Meanwhile a tiny all-women's Catholic college in Philadelphia has a more modest goal: find a coach before the season begins. Providentially, Cathy Rush is about to find Immaculata College.
Recently married, Cathy is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she's willing to do the hard work necessary to help her new team reach their goals—or perhaps she's just trying to achieve her unfulfilled dreams through them.
From the beginning, her challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams Immaculata will face on the court. Cathy learns there is no gymnasium on campus, she receives little support from the school's Mother Superior, and the school is in dire financial straits. To top it off, she may not even have enough players to field a team!
While it appears the Macs don't have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sunday—a spunky assistant coach—and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Coach Rush creates a new game plan that just might bring the team—and the school—together.
Will this pioneer buck cultural norms and spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will her hard-driving ways 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.
Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush
Ellen Burstyn as Mother St. John
Marley Shelton as Sister Sunday
David Boreanaz as Ed Rush
Katie Hayek as Trish Sharkey
Kim Blair as Lizanne Caufield
Margaret Anne Florence as Rosemary Keenan
Taylor Steel as Mimi Malone
Kate Nowlin as Colleen McCann
Meghan Sabia as Jen Galentino
Phyllis Somerville as Sister Sister
Tony Luke Jr as Salvator Galentino
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