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Alley Cats Strike (2000)

TV-G | | Drama, Family, Sport | TV Movie 18 March 2000
A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.

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Rod Daniel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Schmid ... Alex Thompson
Robert Ri'chard ... Todd McLemore
Kaley Cuoco ... Elisa Bowers
Mimi Paley ... Delia Graci
Joey Wilcots Joey Wilcots ... Ken Long
Matt McCoy ... Mr. Kevin Thompson
Hardee T. Lineham ... Principal Morris
Evan Noble Evan Noble ... Leo
Gino Giacomini Gino Giacomini ... Flip
Tim Reid ... Mayor McLemore
Daphne Reid ... Cathy McLemore (as Daphne Maxwell Reid)
Philip Williams ... Sweet Lou
Rodger Barton Rodger Barton ... Mayor Hanburger
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Coach Fetters
David Reale ... Baron McKay
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Storyline

A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alley Cats Strike See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Real life husband and wife Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell-Reid star as the mayor and his wife, parents of Todd, the Golden Boy. See more »

Goofs

When Todd is attempting the 7-10 split, he tries it down the left side of the lane first. Then he moves to the right. When the ball goes by the pins the first time on the right, you can tell it's just a flipped image from before. See more »

Quotes

Delia Graci: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Soundtracks

I'm Fallin' In Love Again
Written by Bill Elliott
Performed by The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
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A Swinging Good Time
27 May 2000 | by bob wolfSee all my reviews

Alley Cats Strike, a film that mixes hip swing music with bowling, concerns the athletic rivalry between two highschools and a group of retro outcasts who love to bowl.

East and West Appleton have an intense sports rivalry. They've gone head to head against each other in just about every sport imaginable until East Appleton proposes bowling. Of course, none of the jocks can bowl. "Only losers bowl," claims the West Appleton mayor.

The West Appleton athletic council confronts the outcasts about bowling for the school. The kids don't really care about the school or winning but since no one else can bowl as good as them they do step up to the plate. As they film winds down, the group who were once the brunt of jokes, gain the respect of the school and the "real" jocks.

The film, although simple and predictable, is very good. The young cast including Schmid, Ri'chard and Cuoco, are excellent. The director, Rod Daniel's seems to have been influenced by Scorsese. At times throughout the film, the action pauses while the narrator(Schmid) explains to the audience what is really happening. I loved that!

I didn't expect much from the film going in but I was surprised. Check it out!


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