The Saint Tammany Miracle
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Tough in spirit but a little lacking in talent, a girls' Episcopalian high school basketball team must fight to make a name for themselves through the guidance of their new coach, Lootie Pfannder. A former all-American point guard on her college basketball team, Lootie has some unorthodox coaching methods but believes in playing with passion, and the players for Saint Tammany, a private prep school for girls, have plenty of that. Now it's up to this determined coach to take this ragtag group from the failure of a dark and dusty gym to the bright lights of a state championship.
Co-starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), and TV and radio legend Steve Allen, The Saint Tammany Miracle is a family film about three of life's greatest gifts: faith, inspiration, and basketball.
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Writer: Jim McCullough, Jr.
Director: Joy N. Houck, Jr.
Producer: Jim McCullough, Sr., Jim McCullough, Jr.
Runtime: 90 min.
This is a fantastic film to watch. It is inspirational and to add icing to the cake, it is based on a true story. Coach Lootie Pfandder (Jamie Luner) comes to St. Tammany and has different methods than the school is used to. She can't believe they don't want her to think outside the box. But as she builds up confidence in her team the director of the school, Father Thomas Mulberry (Jeffrey Meek), begins to see her positive influence on the Episcopal school's team.
Soon the girls begin to win consistently and reporters and the media begin to label it a miracle, which rankles Coach Lootie, who says it was hard work and determination which has turned the team around. Still, when they come up against a formidable opponent for the State Championship, the Pilots, it seems like a miracle may be needed to defeat the seemingly girl-giants on the team. Is St. Tammany up to it?
This film will encourage the viewer that hard work and perseverance can turn things around. It has a positive message and shows everyday people living spiritual lives. We gladly award our Dove Seal to this movie.
Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: Whimp-1; G/OMG-1
Violence: An auto accident in which a girl winds up in a coma.
Drugs: A few girls go to a bar and drink and there is an auto accident which shows a consequence of this behavior; one drink in a scene resembles wine.
Nudity: Cleavage; girls in shorts.
Other: Girl says she came to school not to be saved but to play basketball and is told the two can work hand in hand; prayer in the name of Jesus is given; one coach faces St. Tammany and says that these girls stand for everything he's against but he is humbled.