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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Winona Ryder & Guy Boyd

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2006841
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1986
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Seltzer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
The "4.0" audio symbol on the back jacket is labeled incorrectly as "Quad." The correct configuration is three front channels and one surround channel, not two front/two surround.

Story Synopsis:
Small for his age, "Lucas" (Haim) is much more interested in looking at insects and reading books than he is in playing sports. But after meeting Maggie (Green), he suddenly realizes that there's much more to school than studying. After joining the cheerleading squad Maggie falls for football hero Cappie (Sheen) so Lucas, anxious to impress her, decides to join the team, too. In way over his head Lucas is seriously injured during a game and is sent to the hospital, but when he returns to school he discovers what it means to be part of a team and what true friendship is all about. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is slightly dated in appearance, but with colors that can be nicely balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. While images can appear a bit soft at times, details can be quite satisfying and contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered. The source element is revealing of a small amount of film grain and occasional artifacts. There is some minor pixelization and occasional edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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