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Hotshot (1987)

 -  Drama  -  23 January 1987 (USA)
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The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance.

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Jim Youngs ...
Jimmy Kristidis
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Santos
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Vinnie Fortino
Jeremy Green ...
Anna Fortino
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Roy
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Winston
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Coach
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Mary (as Penelope Miller)
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Georgia Kristidis
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Nick Kristidis
David Groh ...
Jerry Norton
Greg Beecroft ...
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Karen Shallo
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The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance.

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Not as bad as all that
26 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an American who appreciates soccer, I got a kick (no pun intended) out of this movie. It is the real Pele (not a look alike) and he does a good job in the movie. The plot is predictable, as most of the sports movies in the mid 80's were (Youngblood, All The Right Moves, Air Up There) but in a world with not enough Soccer movies (at least in this country) this one was well appreciated. Jim Youngs comes off as somewhat believable in his role as the hero, a young man from US looking to join up with a South American soccer team. I have not seen it in a while, but I remember enjoying this movie thoroughly. If you are a fan of football/soccer, I recommend it.


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