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Kevin Costner has starred in more than 10 sports films throughout his career including "Field of Dreams", "Bull Durham", and "Tin Cup". Which sport from the following list did he NEVER star in a movie about?
Robert De Niro has only won the Academy Award for Best Actor once, for his portrayal of 1940s boxer Jake Lamotta in the Martin Scorsese film, "Raging Bull". What was the name of the boxer he lost a fixed match to?
- Jimmy Reeves
- Tony Janiro
- Sugar Ray Robinson
- Billy Fox
In "Million Dollar Baby", what does Frankie (Clint Eastwood) notice about Maggie when she starts to feel pressure and then precedes to tell her about it?
- She holds her breath.
- She closes her eyes, losing focus.
- She drops her shoulders and gives her opponent a free shot.
- She forgets everything and starts fighting like an amateur.
Before becoming the owner of the Cleveland Indians, what did Rachel Phelps do for a living in the iconic baseball comedy, "Major League"?
- Playboy Playmate
- Vegas showgirl
- Soap opera actress
During one of the most iconic moments in "Bull Durham," which of the following choices does Crash Davis NOT say when speaking to Annie about the things he believes?
- The hanging curveball
- There should be a Constitutional Amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter
- Presents should only be opened on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day
- The small of a woman's back
Gary Cooper infamously played Lou Gehrig in the 1942 hit film "Pride of the Yankees". Which actress played his wife and was nominated for an Academy Award?
- Teresa Wright
- Ann Blyth
- Virginia Gilmore
- Vivian Leigh
Rudy is considered to be one of the best movies of all time, not just a great sports movie. How many rejection letters did Rudy receive from Notre Dame before finally being accepted?
During the film "White Men Can't Jump", Billy (Woody Harrelson) makes a long hook shot by aiming at what country's flag that was located on the backboard?
In "The Blind Side", Michael Oher scored very low on every single test except one. What area did he score in the 98th percentile?
- Protective instincts
- Internal Aggression
Although it is not a sports movie, "Hoop Dreams" is one of the most influential sports documentaries ever made. It features two high school basketball players, William and Arthur, who attend which school for their freshman year?
- St. Thomas
- St. Joseph
- De La Salle
What legendary actor portrayed a minor league hockey team player-coach named Reggie Dunlop in the film "Slap Shot"?
- Paul Newman
- Tom Hanks
- Robert Redford
- Gene Hackman
How many players were on the White Sox, who had to forfeit the game and give the win to the Bears in the cult classic baseball film, "The Bad News Bears"?
Who did Tom Hanks play in "A League of Their Own", in which he famously reminded us that there is no crying in baseball?
- Lennie Merullo
- Roy Hughes
- Stan Hack
- Jimmy Dugan
Sylvester Stallone returned to his roots, writing and directing the sixth film in the Rocky series called "Rocky Balboa" (2006). In what city does Rocky fight Mason Dixie?
- New York
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
"Remember the Titans" is based on a true story about high school football coach Herman Boone and his integrated Virginia football team. Which one of his star players tragically gets paralyzed in a car accident while celebrating their upcoming state title game?
- Julius Campbell
- Petey Jones
- Louis Lastik
- Gerry Bertier
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Best Sports Movies
The best sports movies give a story to believe in. Everyone loves a true story about an underdog doing the unthinkable, giving us all hope that anything is possible. That is why sports films will always be huge hits with filmgoers. But not all of them have to be true to be great. "Bull Durham" is about minor league veteran catcher Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) becoming a reluctant role model to arrogant rookie pitcher Nuke Laloosh (Tim Robbins), and is one of the greatest sports movies ever made. There are many more sports movies considered to be the best sports movies of all time like White Men Can't Jump (1992), Field of Dreams (1989), Remember the Titans (2000), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), Slap Shot (1977), and many others.