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"Against The Tide" Recounts Historic USC-Alabama Football Game

Showtime will premiere "Against The Tide," a film that looks at how a '70 USC-Alabama college football game helped spur integration in the Deep South, Friday at 10:00pm ET. The N.Y. DAILY NEWS' David Hinckley writes Ross Greenburg has made an "important film." But it "never determines" whether Alabama coach Bear Bryant "was making history or riding its wave" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/15). The AV CLUB's Kevin McFarland writes the film's "biggest problem" is that it "subscribes to a mythic idea" of Bryant (, 11/14).
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