Taglines: Her dream was to coach high school football. Her nightmare was Central High.
Molly McGrath is the daughter of a famed football coach who is dying to head her own team. When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girls’ track at an affluent high school (Prescott High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city Chicago high school (Central High School)–the kind of place where guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus.
At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.
Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie starring Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold, James Keach, Jan Hooks, Bruce McGill and is also the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Starring: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold, James Keach, Jan Hooks, Bruce McGill, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes
Screenplay by: Ezra Sacks
Production Design by: Boris Leven
Cinematography by: Donald E. Thorin
Film Editing by: Richard A. Harris
Set Decoration by: Phil Abramson
Art Direction by: Stephen Myles Berger
Music by: James Newton Howard
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: February 14, 1986