FOOTSTEPS (TV) (1972 USA)
AKA "Nice Guys Finish Last"
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Directed by Paul Wendkos
Starring: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Clu Gulager, Ned Beatty
Genres: Based On Book, Drama, Sports
73 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
A has-been football coach (Richard Crenna) tries to make a comeback after being hired by a small college to shape up its football team. Soon after, he finds himself in trouble with local gambling czar who doesn't want the team to improve. Based Hamilton Maule's novel, Paddy, this made-for-television movie (also known as "Nice Guys Finish Last") aired on CBS on October 3rd, 1973 and received a Golden Globe award nomination for "Best Movie Made for TV." Co-starring Joanna Pettet, Forrest Tucker, Ned Beatty, and Clu Gulager.