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Village Roadshow Pictures Lands Film Rights To ‘Turning The Tide’ Book, About Famous Alabama-USC Game That Changed College Football Forever

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EXCLUSIVE: Village Roadshow Pictures has acquired rights to adapt Turning of the Tide: How One Game Changed the South by New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger into a feature film.Yaeger, with assistance from USC fullback Sam Cunningham (who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 71) and defensive captain John Papadakis, tells the electrifying story of the 1970 Alabama-USC game that broke down the last racial division in college football, detailing the first integrated football game in Alabama.

The two teams that met represented two distinct faces of college football: legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide was the all-white national powerhouse in the SEC, while the USC Trojans, coached by John McKay, featured an all-Black

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