The Great O’Grady

Director: Robbie Fox
Screenwriters: Robbie Fox

Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival


The Great O’Grady (Tom Hodges) is the world’s most celebrated spitter receiving all the glory, all the girls, popularity, and the covers of all the sports magazines. In an attempt to win the most sought-after girl (Meredith Sanger), the young and innocent Jonathan (Keith Coogan) approaches O’Grady for spitting lessons. O’Grady agrees and a special, but tragic, relationship ensues which teaches Jonathan about the importance of friends and the price of success.

— Tony Safford

Screening Details

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