January 19, 2021
Eddie, the story of legendary basketball coach Eddie Sutton, arrives on digital March 9 from Lionsgate.
The documentary follows the life and legacy of famed basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who coached across the universities of Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State, becoming one of the winningest coaches in sports history.
The film features interviews from notable names in basketball and pop culture, including former President of the United States Bill Clinton, former NBA basketball player Rex Chapman, owner of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones, University of Kansas head coach and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bill Self, ESPN sportscaster and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dick Vitale, and basketball analyst and radio host Doug Gottlieb.
Rooted in basketball, but exploring issues of substance abuse, father-son relationships and perseverance, the documentary follows the famed career of 800-win basketball coach Sutton. It revisits not only conference championships and numerous trips to the Final Four, but also the pains of addiction and the devastating 2001 Oklahoma State basketball team plane crash. The film ponders the conflicting attributes of a man with flaws shared by many and achievements matched by few.