All the Right Moves

Passable teen/sports movie, with a youthful Tom Cruise gunning for a football scholarship to get out of the grey Pennsylvania milltown where he lives. Chapman - who is better known as a cinematographer - aims for naturalism and sometimes gets it from his young cast (Lea Thompson makes a strong impression for once), but the script draws too heavily on the crowd-pleasing tactics of An Officer and a Gentleman and its ilk to stand apart.

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Director: Michael Chapman
Screenwriter: Michael Kane
Cast: Tom Cruise
Craig T Nelson
Lea Thompson
Charles Cioffi
Christopher Penn
Paul Carafotes
Gary Graham
Chris Penn