Football movie classics
Scrawny, nerdily bespectacled Corey Haim meets Kerri Green and becomes understandably besotted. As is the way with such relationships, she prefers a tall, darker, brawnier, more athletic man and turns to Charlie Sheen, the star of the football team. Desperate to woo the girl, the nerd joins the football team. He winds up in the hospital, but the whole town if not Green falls madly in love with him. Winona Ryder, as her earliest outcast, loved him first, but never mind. (If only we could have known the trouble that would come the casts way.) Too many football movies are based on a true story. This one is simply based on life. - Wesley Morris
From left: Corey Haim as Lucas, Charlie Sheen as Cappie, and Kerri Green as Maggie.