Down on his luck, a man determines to use his biggest asset to turn his life around.
Dmitry Lipkin (Executive Producer), Colette Burson (Executive Producer), Michael Rosenberg (Executive Producer), Alexander Payne (Executive Producer), Scott Stephens (Executive Producer), Alexander Payne (Director)
|"Strange Friends or The Truth Is, You're Sexy" Ray's neighbor accuses him of public indecency; Damon and Darby hope to return to their father's house; a last-minute proposal resurrects Ray and Tanya's dreams. (Repeat)||HBOC|
|"The Pickle Jar" The students choose Coach Ray as the recipient of their fall fundraising efforts; Tanya has some promising leads that could jump-start Ray's career. (Repeat)||HBOC|
|"Do It, Monkey!" A dissatisfied client asks Ray to repeat her damsel in distress fantasy; Ray promises to buy a car for the twins; Tanya goes on a date with Floyd. (Repeat)||HBOC|
|"Doris Is Dead or Are We Rich or Are We Poor?" Tanya chastises Jemma for setting up dates directly with Ray; Jessica confronts Ronnie about their finances; Ray gives his basketball team a pep talk. (Repeat)||HBOC|
Once athletic, popular and on the way to success, Ray Drecker's life turns upside down: He's an underpaid, unappreciated middle-age high-school teacher and basketball coach whose wife of 20 years just left him, and his twin children soon follow her out the door after a fire damages his rundown Detroit home. Grasping at straws, Ray attends a self-help class, where he learns the key to financial success is identifying a personal ``winning tool,'' advice that Ray takes quite literally, in hope of turning things around.
Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker
Anne Heche as Jessica Haxon
Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle
Sianoa Smit-mcphee as Darby Drecker
Charlie Saxton as Damon Drecker
Eddie Jemison as Ronnie Haxon
Rebecca Creskoff as Lenore Bernard
Gregg Henry as Mike Hunt
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