Clubhouse Chatter: What sports movie has made you cry?

 
Updated 5/22/2020 6:07 PM

What our Sports staff has to say while waiting for the games to resume.

"Field of Dreams." In disembodied, ghostly voice: "If you watch it, you will cry."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

-- Jerry Fitzpatrick

"The Champ." I felt so bad for the little boy played by actor Ricky Schroder whose father in the movie (actor Jon Voight), a boxer, dies after Ricky watches him a win his big bout with a knockout punch.

-- John Leusch

"Hoosiers." I went to a small school in Indiana, so I can relate to little Hickory High! Right before the state championship game when one of the players says something like, "Let's win this for all the small schools that will never have the chance to get here," the tears come on. Every time.

-- Patricia Babcock McGraw

"Double Team" wasn't a sports movie, but the 1997 action movie starred then-Bull Dennis Rodman alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. It was nails-on-a-chalkboard bad. Assigned to review it for another newspaper, there was no walking out. It produced more tears than "Brian's Song" or "Field of Dreams" did and for much different reasons. The emotional scars remain.

-- Orrin Schwarz

"We Are Marshall." It's such a tragic story of an entire football team lost in a plane crash. It's also moving to see how the community and school recovered. Honorable mention to "Pride of the Yankees" and "Brian's Song."

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-- John Lemon

When Woody Harrelson can't dunk in "White Men Can't Jump," it always brings a tear to my eye.

-- Barry Rozner

"Brian's Song." Seeing it as young as I did, the on-screen death of Brian Piccolo crushed me. It was hard to believe something like that could happen to someone in their physical prime. 

-- Kevin Schmit

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