The Program (1993)The movie tells the story of a college football coach who forfeits all but winning to get his troubled team, in which each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying, to the big game.
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Directors of "The Program (1993)"David S. WardBirthdate: 25 October 1945, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Creators of "The Program (1993)"David S. WardBirthdate: 25 October 1945, Providence, Rhode Island, USAAaron Latham
Critic Reviews of "The Program (1993)"Chicago TribuneJanuary 24, 2014
Those are fairly standard story lines in a football movie, so that leaves the assorted relationship subplots, which frankly, are worse.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Most of the focus is on Sheffer, whose character is too enigmatic, while Epps , Berry and Swanson gamely try to pull for extra dramatic yardage but can't do much with their underwritten roles.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
The Program is a routine Joe College movie, with the added twist that Joe College is Joe Kane (Craig Sheffer), a prime contender for the Heisman Trophy.ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
The Program is a mish-mash of cliches.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
As noisy and ludicrous as all this sounds, the movie does have its share of guilty pleasures. Like the kid on steroids, it's revved so high that it's out of control.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
One might want to consider wearing a helmet while watching.3AWNovember 27, 2015
Very good, revealing film about the extraordinary pressure of modern competitive sport and the man who has become something of a negative role model, even though his backstory as a cancer survivor does allow room for sympathy.Deseret News, Salt Lake CityJanuary 01, 2000
The Program is largely a compendium of football grievances mixed with soap opera high jinks.Austin ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
Hardly any shattering revelations here and certainly no blame-placing.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
By the film's end, I found myself simultaneously hoping that ESU would win its big game, and that the school would pull the plug on its football program. I guess that's how I was supposed to feel.
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