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Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks)

Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks) (originally titled Pigs vs. Freaks) is a 1984 American made-for-television sports comedy film.[1] Based on a short film by Jack Epps Jr., the feature-length film was scheduled for release in 1980 but was not actually released until 1984.[1][2] Directed by Dick Lowry, it stars Eugene Roche, Grant Goodeve and Tony Randall.[1] It was broadcast on television, not released as a theatrical feature.[2]

Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks)
Written by Gordon Dawson
Story by Gordon Dawson
Jack Epps Jr.
Directed by Dick Lowry
Starring Eugene Roche
Grant Goodeve
Tony Randall
Adam Baldwin
Stephen Furst
Music by Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Jack Epps Jr.
Robert Huddleston
Cinematography Frank Beascoechea
Editor(s) Bill Parker
Running time 103 minutes
Production company(s) Ten-Four Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release July 6, 1984 (1984-07-06)


Plot summaryEdit

In the late 1960s in a small town, a police chief and his hippie son lead opposing football teams to settle their differences. The police ("Pigs") play against the hippies ("Freaks").




The film was based on a 1970 short film by Jack Epps Jr. which won a Blue Ribbon from the American Film Institute.[1] The story was based on a real-life softball game with a similar premise in 1970.[2][3] Partly filmed in Corvallis, Oregon.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Off Sides (Pigs Vs. Freaks)". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Pigs vs. Freaks (1984 TV Movie) Trivia". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Youth: Pigs 24, Freaks 5". Time. 5 October 1970. Retrieved 9 June 2015.

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