The Best of Times
(Dir. Roger Spottiswoode, 1986)
Starring Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed, M. Emmet Walsh, Margaret Whitton, Holly Palance, Donald Moffat, R.G. Armstrong, Dub Taylor, Kathleen Freeman, Tony Plana
Available on Blu-ray 10/17
Screen legends Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire) and Kurt Russell (The Thing) star in this winning comedy about life, hope, and getting even. In 1972, underdog Taft High challenged their meanest rival, Bakersfield, to the annual football game. But when Jack “Butterfingers” Dundee (Williams) dropped the ball instead of making the big play, Taft was defeated and star quarterback Reno Hightower (Russell) has never let him live it down. Now, 13 years later, Dundee wants the chance to redeem himself, no matter what it takes. His only solution is to play Bakersfield again…with the same team! But for the Taft team, getting into shape couldn’t be tougher! Written by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup) and directed by Roger Spottiswoode (The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Tomorrow Never Dies), The Best of Times is a hilarious film full of heart and charm that makes good on the American dream. Join the team that wants to win for all the right reasons! The hilarious supporting cast includes Pamela Reed, Holly Palance, Donald Moffat, Margaret Whitton, M. Emmet Walsh, R.G. Armstrong, Dub Taylor, Kathleen Freeman and Tony Plana.