A Season on the Brink
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Now it does have scenes of Coach Knight lashing out at players. One scene at the start is very effective when he gets angry and loses his temper with Daryl Thomas, literally chewing him out in front of the team. There are other scenes in the movie when he yells at the team when they're not performing up to his expectations.
However, there are an equal number of scenes, which show his nice side. He often helps his players personally, to overcome their problems both on and off the court through guidance and advice. He raised funds to help support a former player of his (Landon Turner) after he got paralyzed. Coach Knight is also shown as a good and dedicated father to his son.
After watching "A Season on the Brink", one could conclude that Bobby Knight is not a bad guy, but a contraversial coach who really should learn how to harness his temper. It is possible to state your disagreement with someone without lashing out at them or putting them down.
The DVD has some good extra features such as an interview with Bobby Knight and a making-of documentary.
They used actual footage of games as fillers. It was done poorly as you could tell when they were using stock film and when they were shooting the movie, especially during the second Michigan game when the film all of a sudden had a cheap digital look. This led me to believe this whole thing was filmed with a "cheap" $3,000 digital camera with special lenses to make it look like a major production and during the filming of the second Michigan game, they forgot the lens at the deli, and decided, "what the heck, film it without it, no one will know the difference."
I admit I am not a Bobby Knight fan. I believe in treating people with dignity and maturity, even ball players. In my opinion, the movie appeared to be fair to Bobby as a person, but as a coach, I thought it was more of a dis on his accomplishments.
This movie is for basketball fans only and not recommended as a date movie.
It was entertaining, and for a minute I also got to see a side of Bobby Knight that didn't involve the 60+ FCC violations I tallied on a notepad throughout the movie.
I liked it, but I don't know enough about the Hoosiers' season in question to rate it any higher than four stars. Overall, it wasn't bad.
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The product came in perfect condition and it was sent out very quickly and efficiently.Published on August 8, 2010 by Maitai
Knight is nothing but a bully and a lunatic. He's proof that you can do whatever the hell you want as long as you win and make $$$$$$$$$$$$$. Read morePublished on November 25, 2006 by Mark Ciotti