Making Of...
Making Of...

All the Right Moves Behind The Scenes

AKA:
All the Right Moves Picture
1983
Momentary Joy in the Heat of Battle
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1983 Teen Drama movie starring Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson et al.
Tom Cruise insisted on doing all his own stunts. During shooting he was sent to hospital with concussion!
Jan De Bont is "All The Right Moves" cinematographer; Jan later went onto direct the movie "Speed"
Tom was drawn to the project because of director Mike Chapman, who was cinematographer on Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull", a film he'd seen at least 10 times. Mike didn't enjoy directing and the actors, particularly Lea Thompson, grumbled at his lack of direction sometimes. After this he went back to being a cinematographer.
Tom's fee was reportedly already topping $1 million even at this time! This was his first picture after "Risky Business".
Ampipe's colors were gold and black, which were just the opposite of the Pittsburgh Steelers' colors - black and gold.
The stadium in the movie is called "The Point Stadium", It is said that Babe Ruth once played in an exhibition baseball game there.
Contributed by: politeintruder
Scorsese, after seeing All The Right Moves, directed by his friend and "Raging Bull" Cinematographer Mike Chapman, wanted Tom Cruise for "Color Of Money".
Contributed by: Dave
On ESPN Classic, when they showed an interview with Lea Thompson during a commercial break from ATRM, she mentioned that the producers wanted the city to look so bleak that no filming was permitted on days the sun was shining!
Contributed by: Dave
During the week they filmed the game scenes, sprinklers were used to create the rain most of the time, I believe it didn't rain until Friday and Saturday of that week.
Contributed by: David Snyder
Although the movie was filmed in was filmed in Johnstown PA, the fictional town of "Ampipe" has its real life counterpart in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Company town named after the old American Bridge Company, Ambridge and its Western Pennsylvania environs are as football-mad as the citizens of Ampipe were depicted in the film.
Contributed by: Dave
The Walnut Heights red and white uniforms (worn by the "Walnut Heights" team and band were from Westmont Hilltop High School. The black and yellow uniforms worn by Tom Cruise and his fellow teammates were from Ferndale Area High School.
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Deleted Scenes
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