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Heart of the Game | 2006 | PG-13 | - 3.2.5

Documentary tracking Coach Bill Resler of the Roosevelt Roughriders, a Seattle high school girls' basketball team, and a few of the young women who played on the team, for six seasons. Also with Darnellia Russell, Devon Crosby Helms, Maude Lepley and Chris Bridges. Directed by Ward Serrill. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A young woman makes a statement about a male coach having sexually abused her while she was in high school. We hear that a young high school woman became pregnant and dropped out of school.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A girl confronts a man in the stands after he threw a piece of candy that hit her in the face.
 Girls are knocked down several times during basketball games and practices (no one is seriously injured). We see practice drills where girls run sprints and appear exhausted.
 A young woman makes a statement about a male coach having sexually abused her while she was in high school. We hear that there are personality conflicts between players. A girl talks about living for the fight on the court and that "war is fun."
 A coach uses animal metaphors to get his team charged up on the court: "devour the moose," "be a wolf and look into their eyes," "teeth in their neck," animals ripping apart carcasses, etc.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 2 F-words, 3 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, 3 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dreams, goals, success, winning, losing, sexual predators, teenage pregnancy, scholarships, boys' vs. girls' sports programs, intimidation, family, consequences, honor.

MESSAGE - Never give up and believe in yourself.

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