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All The Right Moves- A Review

Updated on June 26, 2014

One of the great eighties movies!

Eighties movies reign as the best in my book and All The Right Moves is no exception. This film features a young Tom Cruise early in his acting career and his performance doesn't disappoint. It's easy to tell why his career took off during this time in the eighties.

This 1983 feature film has an interesting and enjoyable storyline that will keep you entertained all the way through. Tom Cruise plays a high school athlete who realizes that the only way out of his Pennsylvania steel town is playing football. In his mind, if he does not get a scholarship for college he will be stuck there forever. Cruise delivers a strong performance that never leaves doubts about his talent and dedication to acting. Craig T. Nelson is fantastic as the football coach and Lea Thompson does an excellent job in her part as Cruise' girlfriend. 

All The Right Moves imparts a specific feeling about what it's like to live in a blue collar Pennsylvania town where the job market has been the same for generations. There are very few chances to "get out" before you follow in your parent's and grandparents footsteps. To live and breathe high school football becomes the most important thing in the world in this small town. It is one of the few ways to break free.

If you enjoy eighties movies, football, Tom Cruise or a great story, then you can't go wrong. You will love this movie.

All The Right Moves is also available on DVD through the above link.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Great review of one of my favorite movies.