S.I.M Rating: 7.85 out of 10 (1 Votes)
Cast: Dave Irwin, Ellery Moore and Joe Paterno
Selected by ESPN as one of the five best sports documentaries of all time, 2001's Go Tigers! is an inspirational film that tells the story of the 1999 Massillon, Ohio Tigers high school football team.
Written, directed and co-produced by noted filmmaker Kenneth A. Carlson, Go Tigers! delivers an unblinking look into the behind-the-scenes goings-on of Ohio high school football and how small towns virtually live or die for the Friday night lights.
The Tigers' three co-captains are the stars of the film, following them throughout their daily activities, most notably in the week leading up to their big game with arch-rival Canton McKinley High.
Never overtly sentimental or pandering, Go Tigers! instead celebrates this unique American phenomenon that engulfs nearly every small town on crisp Autumn nights. Go Tigers! is a well-spent 103 minutes of viewing.