The White Shadow (1978–1981)
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Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Lobl

Writers:

Bruce Paltrow (creator), Charles Eric Johnson (as Charles Johnson)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Jim Willis
Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Byron Stewart Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Ken Michelman Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Ira Angustain Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
John Mengatti ... Nick Vitaglia
Russell Phillip Robinson Russell Phillip Robinson ... Manager Phil Jefferson
Brian Frishman Brian Frishman ... Mack Wade
Jerry Hardin ... Charlie Wade
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Storyline

Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a group two functional illiterate. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1979 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Student: You're Wade, right?
Mack Wade: Yeah, are you the g...
Student: [Cuts, him off] It don't matter, who I am.
Mack Wade: [Student, takes test scores out of his pocket] Is that, the test?
Student: No, it ain't the test, it's just the answers. Where the 10?
Mack Wade: What 10?
Student: The 10 bucks!
Mack Wade: I don't have, 10 bucks.
Student: What am I, one of the students in the mimeo work, for school credit.
Mack Wade: Listen, I ain't got 10 bucks.
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