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Possums (1998)





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J. Max Burnett made his directorial debut with this family drama about a small-town sports announcer and a high school football team, the Possums. In the dying town of Nowata, Oklahoma, the giant retail Maxi Mart threatens to destroy the local hardware store run by Will Clark (Mac Davis), a lifelong Possums supporter. Life in Nowata is such that mayor Charlie Lawton (Andrew Prine) is on the brink of cancelling the school sports program. To save the Possums, Will goes on the air at the local radio station, fabricating fantastic Possum plays that never happened. In these imaginary games, the phenomenal fantasy team goes on a winning streak and is headed toward the finals. Ignoring the reactions of his wife Elizabeth (Cynthia Sikes) and others, Will soon has the support of the locals. As the Possums peak, the legit champions in neighboring Pratville are not pleased -- and the final showdown happens in a gridiron confrontation. Shown to an enthusiastic audience at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival.

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Cynthia Sikes
as Elizabeth
Greg Coolidge
as Jake Malloy
Andrew Prine
as Mayor Lawton
Dennis Burkley
as Orville Moss
David Hunt Stafford
as Coach Tulley
Barry Switzer
as Prattville Coach
Cory Lloyd
as Young Will
Missy Atwood
as Cheerleader
Bobby Barry
as Reporter No. 1
Zac Sherman
as Mark Bond
Darryl Cox
as Referee
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