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The White Shadow

A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school.

Duration: 60 min

Quality: HD

Release: 1978

IMDb: 8.1

Season 1 - The White Shadow
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25 Dec 1978
"A hustling agent from a low level professional basketball league attempts to sigh Coolidge. He uses fast easy money to mesmerize him knowing he comes from poverty. Reeves makes him took hard before being penny wise and pound foolish."
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Season 2 - The White Shadow
1979-09-17
"The second season begins with Jackson, wanting to make some extra money, gets unknowingly involved with sports bookies. Things get especially difficult when they start offering him big money to shave points at Carver's games."
1979-09-24
"Coach Reeves begins teaching a class on sex education, but comes under fire when he makes joking comments that Albert Hodges, a new black student who is very racially sensitive, interprets as insulting to blacks. Hodges then tries to rally the black players on the team against Reeves."
1979-10-01
"A rival coach from a predominantly white high school in the area tries to convince Reese to transfer."
1979-10-08
"after a rookie basketball player dies of an anerism coach reeves goes blaming himself for his death"
1979-10-15
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1979-10-29
"after coolidges apartment house burns down coolidge and coach reeves become roommates"
1979-11-05
"The basketball team is on a winning streak and proceeds to showboat and run up the score on their latest opponent, prompting a tongue-lashing from Reeves. With their newfound success gone to their head, the team gets cocky with the workers at a local car wash and challenges them to a pickup game at the Carver gym. The boys are unaware that the car wash workers are really members of the Harlem Globetrotters doing a benefit and Reeves has arranged for them to show the team they're really not as good as they think."
1979-11-12
"Thorpe contracts a sexually transmitted disease and has passed it onto Coolidge's girlfriend. The two of them must now tell Warren that he too must get tested."
1979-11-26
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1979-12-03
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1979-12-18
"a former girlfreind a jacksons comes to los angeles saying that shes fashion model but is really a hooker"
1980-01-01
"Salami sprains a knee during a pickup basketball game, and his doctor prescribes amphetamines, which he unwittingly shares with the team."
1980-01-15
"Carver holds a school 'turnabout' dance for Sadie Hawkins Day, and a young female teacher has her thoughts on asking Salami and going further."
1980-01-22
"Deciding that some of the players could use a dose of class, Coach Reeves takes Coolidge, Thorpe, and Salami to an exclusive country club for a day of golfing."
1980-01-29
"a teacher who moonlights as a exotic dancer teaching career is on the line"
1980-02-19
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1980-02-26
"A touring high school team from the then-Soviet Union comes to Carver. The players have trouble relating to the Russian players, with the exception of one Russian, whom Hayward befriends, and later wants to defect to the U.S."
1980-03-04
"Coach Reeves suspects that Gomez is being physically abused at home by his father, but has trouble getting him to admit it."
1980-04-01
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Season 3 - The White Shadow
1980-10-16
"The third season begins with Coach Reeves visiting the town where he grew up and reuniting with old friends, including an old high school teammate, an old girlfriend, and his father, whose health is failing."
1980-10-23
"Coach Reeves heals his strained relationship with his dying father, breaks things off once and for all with Paula, and returns to Carver for the new school year, where some new players have joined the team: Wardell Stone, Mitchell, Rutherford, Paddy Falahey, and Eddie Franklin"
1980-10-30
"getting fed up with high school coolidge tries out for the harlem globetrotters"
1980-12-23
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1980-12-30
"Salami faces possible jail time after breaking an opposing team's player's jaw during an on court brawl."
1981-01-06
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1981-01-13
"Stone saves an elderly woman's life by rescuing her from a burning car, and the experience goes to his head after he appears on the TV news and sensationalizes the story."
1981-02-02
"Coolidge starts having problems stemming from his abnormal height and size, such as normal clothes not fitting. He gets self-conscious and defensive until Coach Reeves, who has dealt with the same problems, takes him under his wing and tries to let him know he's not alone. NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell guest stars."
1981-02-09
"Coach Reeves threatens to kick Falahey off the team when he suspects that he is missing practices and faking injuries. However, the coach himself looks like a hypocrite when he is summoned for jury duty and he tries to lie his way out of it."
1981-02-16
"Salami and Vitaglia take on a part-time job reposessing cars, but the ungodly work hours and the harassments from the car owners affect both their performances in school and on the basketball court."
1981-02-23
"A female teacher with a past history of mental illness and nervous breakdowns is tormented by a psychotic student."
1981-03-02
"An elderly woman is mugged on the street at night by two big, tall black men, and the description she gives the police matches both Coolidge and Franklin, who happen to be out on the town that night. The police apprehend the two with Thorpe looking on. Thorpe observes what appears to be police brutality, reaches into his pocket to get a pen to write the cops' car number, and is shot by one of them."