A Season on the Brink
Release Date: March 10, 2002
Running time: 1h 27m
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ESPN original movie, based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein, which chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when controversial basketball coach Bobby Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to his team and its practices, meetings, and huddles. We see dramatizations of some of Knight's infamous tantrums and the team's inter-personal struggles.
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A Season on the Brink is a 2002 made-for-television sport drama film directed by Robert Mandel. Based on a book by John Feinstein entitled A Season on the Brink which detailed the turbulent 1985–86 season of Indiana University's men's basketball team, led by coach Bobby Knight, the film became the first ESPN television film, premiering on March 10, 2002.
The production was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The premiere of the movie was simulcast on ESPN with the unexpurgated version and ESPN2 with all profanities censored. Future airings were of the uncensored version. The movie was also released on DVD in late 2002.