Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks)

Pigs vs. Freaks
Directed by Dick Lowry
Produced by Ivan Reitman
Matty Simmons
Written by Gordon Dawson
Jack Epps, Jr.
Starring Eugene Roche
Grant Goodeve
Tony Randall
Adam Baldwin
Stephen Furst
Music by Mark Snow
Distributed by National Broadcasting Company
Release dates
  • July 6, 1984 (1984-07-06)
Country United States
Language English

Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks), originally titled Pigs vs. Freaks, is an American film.[1] Based on a short film by Jack Epps, Jr., the feature-length film was scheduled for release in 1980 but was not actually released until 1984.[1][2] Directed by Dick Lowry, it stars Eugene Roche, Grant Goodeve and Tony Randall.[1] It was broadcast on television, not released as a theatrical feature.[2]

Plot summary

In the late 1960s in a small town, a police chief and his hippie son lead opposing football teams to settle their differences. The police ("Pigs") play against the hippies ("Freaks").




The film was based on a 1970 short film by Jack Epps, Jr. which won a Blue Ribbon from the American Film Institute.[1] The story was based on a real-life softball game with a similar premise in 1970.[2][3] Partly filmed in Salem, Oregon.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Off Sides (Pigs Vs. Freaks)". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Pigs vs. Freaks (1984 TV Movie) Trivia". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. "Youth: Pigs 24, Freaks 5". Time. 5 October 1970. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
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