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Edge of America

Edge of America

(Movie) - New man in town Kenny Williams has just accepted a position as an English professor on a reservation in Utah. Finding it hard to fit in with the Native American community, he decides to take on the challenge of coaching the girls' basketball team.
The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played

(Movie) - Based on the 1913 U.S. Open golf championship - at which two equally sympathetic young men, both of whom grew up economically and socially disadvantaged, go club to club in one of the most exciting and dramatic athletic events of the 20th century.
The Man Who Skied Down Everest

The Man Who Skied Down Everest

(Movie) - The Man Who Skied Down Everest was Japanese skier Yuichiro Miura. Given the number of people who have died trying to simply climb up Mount Everest, Miura's accomplishment is all the more astonishing. This 86-minute Canadian-Japanese documentary details Miura's lifelong obsession in achieving his goal, and concludes with breathtaking footage of his 1970 climbing-and-descending expedition. The Man Who Skied Down Everest won the "best documentary" Academy Award for 1975.
The Other Dream Team

The Other Dream Team

(Movie) - Everyone knows Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan of the 1992 American Olympic Dream Team. This is the story of the Other Dream Team. They didn't bring their country the gold medal, they brought something much more valuable. After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the USA) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for the Soviet sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy.
The Ride of Their Lives

The Ride of Their Lives

(Movie) - Kevin Costner narrates an adrenaline-filled journey chronicling the history of NASCAR, presented in never-before-seen accounts from the people who lived it. Includes archival footage; the technology; and interviews with famed personalities.
The Rookie

The Rookie

(Movie) - When a shoulder injury ended his minor league pitching career twelve years ago, Jim Morris resorted to the next best thing: coaching. But Jim's team, knowing their coach is a great ball player, makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, they want Jim to try out for a major-league organization. Going from worst to first, the team makes it to state, and Jim is forced to live up to his end of the deal. While there prove to be a lot of pitches to be thrown before he makes it off the mound, big-league dreams are revived, and there's no telling where he could go.