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The Damned United & A Handful Of Non-Shit Sports Films
Taylor Parkes , March 24th, 2009 11:25

The Damned United is a lightweight version of David Peace's dark character study of football manager Brian Clough. Taylor Parkes picks apart this flawed football flick. Plus Jeremy Allen compiles a gallery of 10 sports films that weren't shit.


White Men Can't Jump

Not only is White Men Can't Jump a rare decent sports movie, it's also a rare decent Wesley Snipes movie. Ron Shelton takes the premise of hustling and sets it in the mean basketball courts of California. A razor-sharp script and excellent performances from Woody Harrelson and Rosie Perez made this film a must see at the time, and propelled Harrelson into the A-list while eradicating any lingering traces of Woody Boyd from Cheers. White Men Can't Jump is a snapshot of American life for the downtrodden and aspirational, that is non-judgemental and refreshingly human.