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The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies

the_ultimate_book_of_sports_moviesTITLE: The ultimate book of sports movies : featuring the 100 greatest sports films of all time / Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow ; foreword by Gene Hackman.

AUTHOR: Didinger, Ray

PUBLISHED: Philadelphia : Running Press, c2009.

DESCRIPTION: 352 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

DESCRIPTION: Guys love movies. Especially sports movies, where every underdog has his day, every team achieves glory, and every hero gets his moment of redemption. Next to watching Monday Night Football, there’s nothing more enjoyable than plopping down on the couch with the remote and a bottle of beer and firing up the special-edition DVD of RockyHoosiersCaddyshack, or any other fan favorite.

Now, two nationally renowned sports media personalities take on the task of ranking the top 100 sports movies of all time, including entertaining and informative lists, special features, and contributions from over 75 top sports figures. From drama to comedy to tragedy to documentary, all the greatest sports films are here, brought to life through detailed summaries, fun facts and trivia, behind-the-scenes revelations, plus images from the greatest moments in sports film history.

Original comments from some of the top personalities in sports and entertainment—including Peyton and Eli Manning, Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, James Gandolfini, Bill Parcells, Dennis Quaid, Arnold Palmer, and many more—provide further insight and marketing punch.


NOTES: Includes index.

SUBJECT: Sports films--Catalogs.

SUBJECT: Sports films--Reviews.

ADDED ENTRY: Macnow, Glen, joint author.

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