Our Winning Season

Our Winning Season is a 1978 American drama film directed by Joseph Ruben from a screenplay by Nicholas Niciphor.

Our Winning Season
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Ruben
Produced bySamuel Z. Arkoff
Joe Roth
Written byNicholas Niciphor
StarringDennis Quaid
Scott Jacoby
Joanna Cassidy
Music byCharles Fox
CinematographyStephen M. Katz
Edited byBill Butler
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Release date
  • May 1978 (1978-05) (U.S.)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States


During the 1960s, David Wakefield is a distance runner for his high school's track and field team who hopes to compete in college.

His sister Cathy's boyfriend, Dean Berger, is a former track star who tries to advise David, telling him to be more patient during races and hold back, rather than exhausting himself by going too fast too soon. David is influenced by others in school, like friend Paul Morelli, and reassesses his life after Dean goes off to the Vietnam War and is killed.


  • Scott Jacoby as David Wakefield
  • Deborah Benson as Alice Baker
  • Dennis Quaid as Paul Morelli
  • Robert Wahler as Burton Fleishauer
  • Randy Hermann as Jerry McDuffy (as Randy Herman)
  • Joe Penny as Dean Berger
  • Jan Smithers as Cathy Wakefield
  • P.J. Soles as Cindy Hawkins
  • Wendy Rastattar as Susie Wilson (as Wendy Rastatter)
  • Damon Douglas as Miller (as Damom Douglas)
  • Joanna Cassidy as Sheila
  • J. Don Ferguson as Coach Michael Murphy
  • Jeff Soracco as Eddie Rice
  • Ted Henning as Mr. Wetzle
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