- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 5, 2002
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Mono - English, French
- Additional Release Material:
- Original Theatrical Trailer - English
- Original Theatrical Trailer - Spanish
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/21/1983
"...Its sense of place is distinct, its acting convincing and its sentiments feel sincere..."
Variety - 10/05/1983
"...ALL THE RIGHT MOVES crackles with authenticity..."
Stefan (Tom Cruise) is determined to leave the sleepy Pennsylvania mining town of Ampipe where he is growing up. An exceptional athlete, Stef sees football as his ticket out. His pursuit of a scholarship, however, brings him at odds with his combative coach (Craig T. Nelson). While rebelling against his coach and his town, Stef takes up with Lisa Litski (Lea Thompson), an attractive schoolmate and talented saxophone player. Cruise graduated to leading man status with this film, one of many early 1980s pictures with strong teen identities. His sexy, defiant presence carries the film. First-time director Michael Chapman (cinematographer of TAXI DRIVER and many other films) proves himself especially adept in capturing the intense football sequences.
Stef, a young man in a depressed Pennsylvania mill town, wants to escape to a better future. He is the star safety on his high school football team, and he and the coach work towards getting him a college athletic scholarship. But it turns out that he and the coach don't agree on everything...
- Shot on location in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
- Directorial debut for noted cinematographer Michael Chapman.