The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies
Featuring the 100 Greatest Sports Films of All Time
Publication Date: September 2009
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Now, two nationally renowned sports media personalities take on the task of ranking the top 100 sports movies of all time, including entertaining and informative lists, special features, and contributions from over 75 top sports figures. From drama to comedy to tragedy to documentary, all the greatest sports films are here, brought to life through detailed summaries, fun facts and trivia, behind-the-scenes revelations, plus images from the greatest moments in sports film history.
Original comments from some of the top personalities in sports and entertainment--including Peyton and Eli Manning, Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, James Gandolfini, Bill Parcells, Dennis Quaid, Arnold Palmer, and many more--provide further insight and marketing punch.
Glen Macnow is a former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He brings his vast knowledge of sports to listeners on SportsRadio 610 WIP. Glen lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania.
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman is the coauthor of two previous novels, Justice for None and Wake of the Perdido Star, with Daniel Lenihan, a leading underwater archaeologist who writes frequently for Natural History magazine and is the author of Submerged. Hackman and Lenihan have been friends and neighbors for over a decade and live with their families in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Boston Globe, November 1, 2009
“…this book is great fun.”
The Oregonian, November 18, 2009
"…fun arguments and rental tips, and this book is full of all sorts of interesting facts."
Patriot-News, December 14, 2009
"…light and fun and can be busted open at any page. … The joy of any book like this is that is spurs friendly debate. This one should be on-hand at every bar in America. It's that good as a reference souce. But it's also speckled with bits of reporting and strewn with factoids and anecdotes that even devoted fans of these movies might not know. …a terrific casual read."
Bill Conlin, Philadelphia Daily News, February 2, 2010
“The 'Ultimate Book of Sports Movies' will be required reading in school - the famed UCLA School of Film, Theater and Television, that is…I am blown away by how good it is, how painstakingly researched, cleverly arranged and augmented by little sidebars and essays…. If you love sports and film, this is an irresistible and superbly crafted read, one of the best books written by any authors with local roots not named Bissinger, Dexter, Bowden or Poe.”
The Florida Times- Union, May 23, 2010
“…more than just a list. It’s a deeply researched book that summarizes each movie and gives fascinating background on how each was produced.”