Year released: 1994
Director: William Friedkin
This movie was the reason Orlando drafted Penny Hardaway. While filming, he and Shaq became close, O'Neal then went to the Magic front office and requested that they draft Hardaway. Nick Nolte plays head coach Pete Bell at national powerhouse Western University. He's used to recruiting by the rules but the new landscape of college basketball polluted by big money boosters and agents with empty promises forces him to break them. Penny and Shaq make their acting debuts and the film features a bunch of college and NBA players, coaches, and media personalities to add authenticity to the action on the court.