“I insisted it be free for all the Chargers fans because it’s their story,” writer and director Tim Carr said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I was like, ‘Chargers fans have been through enough — let them have this.’” Carr, who plays Leaf in the film, appeared in “Rocky Balboa” and has written and directed two other films. He said he was interested in making a sports movie in the style of Woody Allen’s “Husbands and Wives” — a documentary within a movie — but “didn’t want to do a ‘Rudy’-type movie,” according to the report.
However, Carr won’t be at the screening, the newspaper reported. He’ll be busy re-editing the ending to incorporate Leaf’s resignation last month from his job as an assistant coach at West Texas A&M. “That kills my redemption ending,” he said.
I’m not sure you can get that many people in a 4-8 season to witness times that were even worse. Totally wacky but it’s free!!! It’s not everyday you can see a sports movie being made that is free to the public. You know what? I may get into this myself? Let me jot down some ideas.
“NORV” - The story of a mediocre head coach that successfully managed to take Marty Schottenheimer’s Super Bowl contending team and run it right into the ground.
“SMITH” - The story of a GM that hired Norv Turner and thought he would get long and sustained periods of success.
“BUST” - Craig “Buster” Davis is played by Omar Epps in this short film chronicling the journey through another failed first round draft pick for San Diego.
“KAEDING - The story of a kicker named Nate, so great in the regular season…..yet cannot kick the tying/winning field goal in the playoffs.
I sense an Oscar coming in 2009 with any one of those ideas. If you’re headed to the San Diego Library see what it’s like, I’d certainly be interested.