Believe In Me


1h 48m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In early 1960's Oklahoma, a time of economic distress and small town politics, high-school sports are an integral part of the town's fabric and pride. But girls' sports are an afterthought and warrant little or no attention. Clay Driscoll, a young coach with big dreams, is hired by the local superin

Film Details

Also Known As
Brief Garland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

In early 1960's Oklahoma, a time of economic distress and small town politics, high-school sports are an integral part of the town's fabric and pride. But girls' sports are an afterthought and warrant little or no attention. Clay Driscoll, a young coach with big dreams, is hired by the local superintendent to coach boy's basketball. Clay immediately finds himself head-to-head with Ellis Brawley, the town's ultimate boss, great-great grandson of the town's founder, owner of the bank and head of the school board. Clay is crushed by the news from Brawley that the job of boys' coach has gone to "someone more qualified" and that he will be coaching the girls' team. With his dream dashed and his future uncertain, Clay begins a journey from despair to acceptance, challenge and finally, destiny. Supported and inspired at every hurdle by his wife Jean's wisdom and strength, Clay decides to stay and take on the seemingly impossible task of coaching the hapless Lady Cyclone. Lacking confidence, the rag-tag girls are ridiculed by the boys for wearing their oversized hand-me-downs, for even trying to play ball. But Clay learns as much from "his girls" as he teaches them. The Lady Cyclones develop pride to rally their spirit through the difficult season. They are challenged at every step by a dismissive school board and the ever-present 1960's small-town attitude that girls just shouldn't be playing competitive sports. Through it all, Clay and Jean fight the system, support the girls, work to heal a wound in their own marriage, and turn around what was a neglected step-child program with a rich history of losing. The community eventually rallies behind Clay and the girls as they strive to achieve the unbelievable--the State Championship.

Crew

Nellie Adami

Production Coordinator

Liz Amsden

Production Supervisor

Byron Atkinson

Song

Lori A Baker

Hair Stylist

Steve Banister

Camera

Jo Barnett

Location Coordinator

Jim Barth

Construction Coordinator

Lynette Bernay

Costume Supervisor

Robert Blackwell

Song

Martin Blasik

Song

Martin Blasik

Song Performer

Martin Blasik

Music Producer

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Brent Brewington

Sound

Gretchen Bright

Makeup Artist

Chip Byrd

Camera

John Byrne

Song

Bayard Carey

Sound Mixer

Ron Carr

Location Manager

James L Carter

Director Of Photography

Mel Carter

Song Performer

Alvin Cash

Song Performer

Roy Chaney

Song

Beau Chaput

Camera

Cotty Chubb

Producer

David Cluck

Assistant Director

Robert Collector

Screenplay

Wende Crowley

Music Supervisor

Ted Daffan

Song

Casey Davis

Craft Service

Jimmie Davis

Song

Heather I. Denton

Assistant Director

Barbara G. Dodge

Production Accountant

William D Dotson

Sound Editor

Sean Dugan

Associate Producer

Sherman Dugan

Executive Producer

Mrs. Tommy Duncan

Song

Ken Ellner

Song

Chris Espeset

Key Grip

Joe Fineman

Consultant

Rick Firkins

Caterer

Chris Flurry

Loader

Richard Foreman

Photography

Tillman Franks

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song

William Getzwiller

Transportation Coordinator

Ted Gidlow

Unit Production Manager

Wayne Gilbert

Co-Executive Producer

Geoffrey Haley

Steadicam Operator

Oscar Hammerstein Ii

Song

Janet Hirshenson

Casting Director

Ivy Joe Hunter

Song

Steve Hurson

Camera

Jane Jenkins

Casting Director

Enotris Johnson

Song

Jon Karas

Co-Executive Producer

Harold Keith

Source Material

Jim Keith

Consultant

Rick Krizman

Song Performer

Rick Krizman

Song

Janet Kusnick

Storyboard Artist

Michelle Lewitt

Casting

Steve Litecky

Gaffer

Little Richard

Song

Benjamin C Lowney

Set Decorator

John Bard Manulis

Producer

Geoffrey C Martin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Natalie Martinez

Coach

John Michalski

Song

Angelique Midthunder

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Christine Miller

Production Consultant

Mamie Mitchell

Script Supervisor

Harry Noble

Song

Frankie Pine

Music Supervisor

Jim Powell

Camera

Anthony Redman

Editor

Verlie Rice

Song

Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Costume Designer

Richard Rodgers

Song

Roger Roger

Song

Roger Roger

Song Performer

David Scott Rubin

Coproducer

Nicole Runkle

Production Accountant

Phillip Lee Seeger

Assistant Director

Jill Silverthorne

Line Producer

Jill Silverthorne

Unit Production Manager

Lou Simon

Stunt Coordinator

John Stearns

Best Boy Electric

George Stephenson

Camera Operator

William Stevenson

Song

Carla Thomas

Song

Michael Toji

Post-Production Supervisor

David Torn

Music

Ernest Tubb

Song Performer

Thomas Vandermillen

Camera

Ed Vega

Art Director

Keith Walters

Property Master

Michael Warren

Best Boy Grip

Miles Waters

Choreographer

Miles Waters

Coach

Randy Weiss

Production Coordinator

Kitty Wells

Song Performer

Andre Williams

Song

Rafael Winer

Photography

Mark Worthington

Production Designer

William Kemper Wright

Set Decorator

Lulu Zezza

Production Consultant

Film Details

Also Known As
Brief Garland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States March 9, 2007

Released in United States Spring March 9, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 4, 2007

Released in United States February 6, 2006

Shown at Santa Barbara Film Festival February 6, 2006.

Based on the novel "Brief Garland" written by Harold Keith; published by Eakin Press August 15, 1999.

Feature acting debut for WNBA star Diana Taurasi.

Limited Release in United States March 9, 2007

Released in United States Spring March 9, 2007

Released in United States on Video September 4, 2007

Released in United States February 6, 2006 (Shown at Santa Barbara Film Festival February 6, 2006.)