Playhouse 90

The 80 Yard Run

Season 2, Ep 19, Aired 1/16/58
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  • Episode Description
  • A college freshman who at his first football practice broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown run. His teammates look at him with awe. His coach says, "You're going to have some future around here, young man!" His girlfriend awards him with a kiss after the practice and he leaves the field with the feeling that life is completely satisfying and rewarding. An injury interrupts his playing and his football career falters. His marriage to his college sweetheart sours and his business fails. Realizing that they are two good people who are totally wrong for each other.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Franklin J. Schaffner

  • Irwin Shaw

  • David Shaw (II)

  • Paul Newman

    Christian Darling

  • Joanne Woodward

    Louise Darling

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • The two stars of this teleplay, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, got married on January 29, 1958 just 13 days after the episode aired.

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