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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:54 PM

Please take my word for this, go to Redbox, spend a buck and get "The Mighty Macs"!

If you like uplifting sports underdog movies like "Hoosiers" and "Remember the Titans", you'll love "The Mighty Macs"!

Don't be put off by the fact that this about a Catholic college (now university) and has many nuns as characters in the cast. The movie doesn't preach anything of a religious nature. It does send a message about teamwork, never giving up on your dreams and giving your all as a part of a team. The (I think) fictitious character of the nun who becomes the asistant coach of the team is, in fact, one of my favorite people in the story.

My lovely wife and I have many connections to this film. She was a nun herself at one time and actually lived at Immaculata. She saw some of the nuns with whom she served as extras in the movie. I, as a Philadelphia native in my late teens during the Macs glory days, remember with great affection their dynasty as the first women's national champions. This was a time when all of the professional Philly teams, Eagles, Sixers, Phils and Flyers, were BAD!

The Macs were a few Catholic college girls who learned about teamwork and made an entire region cheer!

The Mighty Macs did Philadelphia proud, Catholic and Non-Catholic alike.

This movie brought back some very warm and nostalgic feelings for us. For anyone else, I think that you'll see a fun movie that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Give it a try. I doubt that you'll be sorry.

PEACE!

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Reply Please take my word for this, go to Redbox, spend a buck and get "The Mighty Macs"! (Original post)
MarianJack Mar 2012 OP
Suich Mar 2012 #1
MarianJack Mar 2012 #2
Suich Mar 2012 #3
MarianJack Mar 2012 #4
DrDan Mar 2012 #5
MarianJack Mar 2012 #8
DrDan Mar 2012 #10
Son of Gob Mar 2012 #6
MarianJack Mar 2012 #7
Son of Gob Mar 2012 #9

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:58 PM

1. Thanks for the tip...just put it in my queue!

You married an ex-nun? Cool!

I was taught by nuns for 12 years and wonder how many of them have since left their order.

My 2nd cousin was a nun at Immaculate Heart and got into it with Cardinal MacIntyre. She quit and married an ex-priest. RIP Corita.

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Response to Suich (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:10 PM

2. When we argue,...

...I can't say that she thinks her first husband is God because he is. One of her old bosses and good friends is a former nun married to a former priest. I have an ex-nun cousin and our marton of honor at our wedding was also a former nun who is now a Methodist. There are plenty out there!

Your queue? is it on Netflix?

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:52 AM

3. Yeah, sorry..missed the Red Box part.

When my local Hollywood Video shut down, I considered Red Box, but after dithering for a couple of months, went with Netflix.

I'll move "The Mighty Macs" to the top so I'll get it next week.

I might have to pm you and your wife about it! I love it when someone a connection to a movie I watch!

Peace!

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Response to Suich (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:12 AM

4. I'll look forward to it.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:54 AM

5. in queue

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Response to DrDan (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

8. Enjoy.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

10. this is such a great thread - so many great recommendations

thanks!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. Seeing the word Mac made me want to watch the wheelchair scene from "Mac and Me"


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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 02:43 PM

7. Ouch!

What happened next?

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 03:19 PM

9. Here's the longer version of that scene



Here's the McDonald's dance scene.

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