The Long Game

When JB Peña moves to the small town of Del Rio, TX to take over as the school district’s superintendent, his dreams of joining the prestigious, all-white Del Rio Country Club are immediately squashed. However, soon he meets a group of high schoolers who happen to caddy at the club—they too are prohibited from playing the same course because of the color of their skin. So JB and them band together, at first with the aim of winning tournaments and making it to State, but quickly learn that there's a lot more to aim for—and a lot more on the line—when a team of Mexican-American teens competes and wins in this exclusive world. Based on "Mustang Miracle" by Humberto G. Garcia.

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Julio Quintana

Executive Producer:

Phillip Braun, Jay Hernandez, Jason Michael Gerber, Simon Wise, Colleen Barshop, Vincent Cordero, Christian Sosa


Javier Chapa, Ben Howard, Marla Quintana, Dennis Quaid, Laura Quaid


Julio Quintana, Jennifer C. Stetson, Paco Farias


Alex Quintana


James K. Crouch

Production Designer:

Carlos Osorio, John Parker


Hanan Townshend

Principal Cast:

Jay Hernandez, Dennis Quaid, Cheech Marin, Julian Works, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Brett Cullen, Oscar Nuñez, Richard Robichaux, Paulina Chávez

Additional Credits:

Music Supervisor: Brittany Douziech, Costume Designers: Daniela Rivano, Akayla Nandi, Casting by: Alan Luna, Natalie Ballesteros, Beth Blanks, Associate Producer: Robert Tijerina, Assistant Editor: Max Schirlo


Public Film Contact:


Publicity Contact:

Madison Tobin

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110 mins