Tuesday, January 6, 2015

ABC Movie of the Week: Blood Sport!

If you happen to find yourself in or near Woodland, CA and have several minutes to spare, take someone over the age of 50 aside and mention Danny Thomas. If they are longtime residents of the town, they will mention the time that Mr. Thomas swept into town to produce the now forgotten ABC Movie of the Week Blood Sport.

Filmed at various locations around Yolo County, but mostly at Woodland High School's football stadium, it appears that everyone in town at the time tried to get involved in some way.

Just about everyone in town was probably sitting in the stadium bleachers here.

Long before he was scaring small children, Gary Busey was playing the poor high schooler forced into football by his domineering father.

The coach might look familiar; it's Larry Hagman.

The film has never made it to home video in any format, but its memory lives on in the hearts of those who remember the time when Hollywood went to Woodland.