C.L. Brown chose the classic military drama, in which two U.S. Marines face a court-martial, because of the Cavaliers’ style of play. Quoting the movie, Brown says, “...’deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want’ the Wahoos to succeed. ‘You need’ the Hoos to succeed.”
The film was adapted from a Broadway show that first premiered at the UVa drama department.