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The Best of Times [DVD] [1986]

Roger Spottiswoode directs Kurt Russell and Robin Williams in the high-school football comedy The Best of Times, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the trailer, and information on the cast and crew. This is a fine release from Trimark.

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    The Best of Times
    Small-town banker Robin Williams has never been able to live down the fact that he dropped an important pass during a crucial high-school football game. Likewise tainted for life is the team's star quarterback Kurt Russell, now a garage owner. Fed up with living his life under a cloud, Williams hits upon a brilliant idea: he will stage a rematch-13 years after the fact--with the members of the rival team. Trouble beckons when Williams' father-in-law announces that he's rooting for the opposition. Williams is determined to win, and in pursuit of that goal he pushes his former teammates to hitherto untapped brilliance. Directed by Roger Spottiswood, The Best of Times was written by Ron Shelton, future writer/director of such delightful sports films as Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump and Tin Cup; it was Shelton, in fact, who directed most of Best of Times' climactic football game. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Jack Dundee
    • Kurt Russell
      Kurt Russell - Reno Hightower
    • Pamela Reed
      Pamela Reed - Gigi Hightower
    • Holly Palance
      Holly Palance - Elly Dundee
    • Donald Moffat
      Donald Moffat - The Colonel

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    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Always enjoyed the film

      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      I have always enjoyed this film. I live in the San Joaquin Valley & my home town is mentioned in the film. I am a fan of Robin’s. He does a good job with his role. So does Kurt. Best scene-the Reno & Jack are having dinner with their wives (when they are separated) & they sneak in watching Monday Night Football. Should have done better at the box office. AND, I DID SEE IT IN THE THEATER. I grabbed the DVD the minute I knew it was available. Football fans will enjoy it. Just show they you’re best move. No real extras on it-did not figure there would be since the film was not a box office or critical hit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Funny Classic

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      A really good movie I remember seeing when I was a kid. robbin Williams and Kurt Russel are just great in this movie. There is a good cast of actors in this movie. Would be nice if more of these goodies were on bluray but I bought it anyway.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I Own It


      Don't most of us wish we could go back a fix a mistake that took place if the past? Well this guy, who let a football team down, gets the chance to do that. Robin Williams is really funny in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great for the price


      I Great film about middle age men looking to capture there one moment in the sun. It's has great comedy and okay story line.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Movie is good and the service man was wonderful and nice

      I would recommend this to a friend

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