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March 26, 2024 60 mins

You know him as “Buddy,” the team captain who sported #14 on the Hickory High basketball team… once he rejoined, that is.

But in real life, he’s actor and motivational speaker Brad Long, and in this fascinating episode he speaks with Candy and Ashley about his life-changing experience filming the movie “Hoosiers.”

You won’t want to miss this conversation during which Brad answers questions that have lingered for nearly 40 years… 

What was it like to work with film legend Gene Hackman? What strategies were used to help the young basketball players bond, and what hijinks did they get up to when not filming? What happens in that famous cut scene that explains how Buddy ended up back on the team? And, on a sad note, how did Brad’s son pay tribute to the late Kent Poole, who portrayed teammate Merle Webb in the film?

Be sure to join us as we discuss all this and so much more. The show is also available on your favorite podcatcher and the Scandal Water Podcast YouTube channel. 

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