Wildcats (1986)

Blonde-haired, blue-eyed women's libber Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn) quits her teaching job at a comfortable middle-class school to take a new position as varsity football coach at a predominantly black inner-city school. Culture and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 14, 1986
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

When Goldie Hawn tangles with high school varsity coach Bruce McGill, anyone can foresee the final confrontation.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Wildcats is about how spunky Hawn is and how cute it's supposed to be that this little woman can make all those great big football players do what she says.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Turns out to be a bore with its locker-room language, its predictable celebration of the underdogs, and its thoroughly tedious subplot about the coach's custody battle.

Time Out

Instead of 'believe in yourself', the message becomes simply 'make believe'.

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TV Guide

Silly but not always funny.

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Victoria Alexander

Goldie fumbles.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

All too predictably, Molly rises to this challenge.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Goldie coaches the high school football team. Jock strap humor.

Frank Ochieng

A flaccid football yarn that certainly gains no comedic yardage with the frazzled Goldie Hawn in the starring role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Now this is what I'm talkin' about, back in the day, the sizzling mid 80's when films were loud bad mad rude and crazy...and lets not forget… More
Dean McKenna
Goldie Hawn is fantastic as the first female coach of high school football. She scores a touchdown!
Dean King
A good coming of age comedy as Goldie Hawn gets to coach a football team. A lot like Coach Carter and it has a genuine feel good feel to it.
Nate Harris
Kind of a strange movie, mostly a formulaic sports movie but it had a parental custody sideplot that I immediately dreaded upon the first hints of it. Yet… More
xGary Xx
Very early roles for future buddy partners Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes in a Goldie Hawn vehicle about a high school football team. The script obviously… More
Leo L
A favorite.