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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Jimmy Kristidis
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Santos
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Vinnie Fortino
Jeremy Green ...
Anna Fortino
Weyman Thompson ...
Roy
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Winston
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Georgia Kristidis
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Jerry Norton
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Pete (as Gregory Beecroft)
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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cliche and typical American ending
23 October 2003 | by (Middlesbrough, England) – See all my reviews

I thought it was a little cliche, when I rented it out years ago as a kid it was called 'Striking Chance' I have recently been back to my old video store in South Wales but they sold it on.

Anyway, back to the cliche. Pele teaches some wannabe "soccer" star how to execute the famous bicycle kick, known to many as the "Pele", him being the man to first do it for Brazil, and he scores the winner, in a cup final by a far fetched, yet marvellous overhead kick into the top corner.

For British football (soccer) fans this is so fake, for our American friends who prefer more high scoring games such as Basketball, who don't know a lot about the British import, it may seem good.

I enjoyed this film as a kid and would like to see it again, despite it's lame perception of what it's co star called "The beautiful game"


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