The Junction Boys Film Analysis

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The Junction Boys (2002) is an ESPN movie based on a novel with a similar name by Jim Dent (1999), shows examples of this. The movie is directed by Mike Robe and stars Tom Beranger as Head Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant who in the summer of 1954 takes his Texas A&M college football players on a 10-day camp in the middle of a drought and a heat wave with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, at Junction, Texas.
Leadership (Junction Boys, 2002): Coach Bryant, the new head coach, wanted the players away from the town’s distractions to prepare for what he called “war” as he said to one parent. This movie demonstrates the task-style leadership of the coach at the beginning of the camp. “War” means how serious he was about preparing for the task and his desire to win at all costs. A key feature of this leadership style is being authoritative and in control- what you say goes and no questions asked. This is demonstrated when he told his assistant coaches clearly “no visitors” regardless of what the parents are saying and also to “whip any player who comes
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Coach Bryant spoke with the blue team quarterback Claude Gearhart (played by Ryan Kwanten) when he thought of quitting because his elbow was hurting showing him how difficult times he passed through even playing with a broken leg once. Gearheart went back to practice right away as he saw the importance of his role in the team. Similarly, Coach Bryant told Skeet “what about them out there”, indicating the other players in group outside appearing to be having a lighter moment together when he stormed his office wanting to quit. Skeet though for a moment and rejoined the practice. He knew he was a part of them and could not let his group down. Those players not seeing themselves as fitting in or not wanting to commit themselves can be seen sneaking away from the camp
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