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Possums
Possums
Actors: Mac Davis, Cynthia Sikes, Greg Coolidge, Andrew Prine, Dennis Burkley
Director: Max Burnett
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
PG     2002     1hr 37min


     

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Actors: Mac Davis, Cynthia Sikes, Greg Coolidge, Andrew Prine, Dennis Burkley
Director: Max Burnett
Creators: Greg Coolidge, Max Burnett, Bob Roath, Donald Kushner, Leanna Creel, Michael Burns, Peter Locke
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family Films
Studio: Monarch Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/01/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL
Reviewed on 9/17/2011...
The is a great movie. Low tech, BUT it made me feels happy to watch. I gave a copy away and bought another to wacth myself. The story line: a town has a losing football team and after 14 years of not even making one touch down the mayor sends a petition around to sign to get rid of the football team. Even the players are tired of being beaten, BUT there is a guy who loves football, so he decides to broadcast games as if they were being played, and the players made touchdowns, turn overs, and other great fictional plays... Guess what happens? It's worth renting or buying for your vidoe library.
Margaret E. from SILVER CITY, NM
Reviewed on 5/24/2011...
Feature Films For Families are great! Never a dull moment watching this one!

Movie Reviews

A feel good movie for all ages!
David | Dallas Tx. | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Possums is a wonderful movie. I am 22 years old and I played college football at a division one level. I appreciate great football movies and I also appreciate movies that make you feel good. If you have family in town, or you have kids in the house and you want to have something that is great for people of all ages you need to buy Possums. I own a copy and I bought a copy for my parents. This is a movie that has comedy, romance, high school high jinks, and heart. I gave Possums 5 stars because it is truly a refreshing movie! I would recomend it to anyone who is looking for a great movie to add to their collection."
Possums is a rare film
brent been | Tahlequah, Ok | 03/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone should see this one. It is a rarity. There is absolutely no cussing, no nudity, no sex, and no violence in this one. You know how it is these days when you can't take the kids to see anything anymore. Film is Hoosiers-ish type fare with Davis as disc jockey who brings small town of Nowata together. I won't spoil anything, but it involves football and the come-together spirit of a small Oklahoma town. Barry Switzer appears as the "other" coach.(not his first film either--he appeared in an episode of coach and played a color commentator in Any Given Sunday)."
More than a football movie
Lost In Kansas | Arkansas City KS | 07/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For over 30 years I taught in small towns in Texas where football is a god and a town's worth is defined by its football team. I know high school football inside and out. I know how it affects a town and I have been there on Friday nights watching high school football. So when one of my students told me that they had made a movie about high school football in a near by town in Oklahoma, I was interested in seeing it. Well it never came to a theater near us so I forgot about it. Sometime later I was in the video store and saw this movie on one of the bargin shelves and discovered it was the movie that my student had talked about.

The opening shot of the down town reminded me of many small towns and the crazy kid on the moped made me laugh because we had someone like that in our town. Now Mac Davis as an actor is a great singer, but he was from Lubbock, TX so I was willing to watch him. Let me say his acting style was perfect for this movie. I never once doubted that his character wasn't real. His laid back voice and mannerisms set me at ease and I felt like I had know him for ages. The three witlers in front of his store were dead on to some of the old farts in my town. It was like the towns that I had taught in and remembered fondly.

The idea of giving up football becasue they were tired of losing was not that far fetched for me, because my wife had taught at Whiteface TX and they lost 53 games in a row. The town and the school really thought about quiting football because they saw no hope for the future. So I could understand the kids frustration and how the town sort of "died."

When Davis got the "dumb" idea to broadcast the "games." I laugh and shook my head and thought this is a stupid idea for a movie. No one would be this stupid. It is at this time that the magic of this film began and it wasn't till it was over that I understood what happened.

Let me stop here and tell you this story: I got a VHS copy of this movie and I showed it to my class. Anyone who has a teenage kid knows that today's teenagers can not be quiet in a movie and talk to the movie. If the movie doesn't have sex, or violence,or cussing it "ain't no good!" I was really worried about showing it, but I went a head with it. Of course they started complaining and talking and when Davis began to broadcast the "games," oh did they hoot and holler and called it stupid. They acted like the adults in the movie and then I saw the magic begin. As the movie went along they started to get into the "games" and when the actors cheered, they did too.

Look this is not a great movie. This is a sweet movie, an enchanted movie, a feel good movie. a movie that makes you smile and remember things that were good.

If you have lived your whole life in a city then don't watch this movie. You won't undertand its charm. Those of us who live and grew up in small towns this one is for us.

Oh yes the music is wonderful and it is a shame that you can't get a cd of it.

This movie is about small towns, thier unique values, and the people who choose to live there."