A great basketball movie for one big reason: great basketball action. Stars Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway and Matt Nover, fresh off their real college careers, are recruits for a fictional college team coached by Nick Nolte.
Getting all method with his coaching madness, Nolte followed hoops icon Bob Knight for a year to prepare for the role—and it worked. Making things feel even more realistic, for the big game versus Knight's Indiana Hoosiers, director William Friedkin recruited an array of early-'90s college stars to play at full-speed. And hoop heads, don't miss the sight of Duke-legend Bobby Hurley playing in an Indiana uniform!