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John Mengatti in The White Shadow

The White Shadow

1978 NR

After suffering a career-ending knee injury, professional basketball player Ken Reeves (Ken Howard) -- once a forward with the Chicago Bulls -- becomes the new coach at a tough inner-city high school in Los Angeles. Although his young charges give him the cold shoulder at first, Reeves gradually wins their respect as he turns into a mentor, a friend and a guardian who helps them overcome a host of problems on and off the court.