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The Big Green (1995)

A teacher on exchange from England is placed in an underachieving Texan school, where she coaches the children in soccer, improving their self esteem and leading to unexpected success.
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Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of dramatic family crises, through the able assistance of a foreign exchange teacher and a former local sports hero as coaches. Written by Brian Fries <brian@sii.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Boisko szczescia  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,725,500 (USA)
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Trivia

During the first game between The Big Green and The Knights, Sheriff Tom mentions Bubba Smith after Kate tackles a Knights player. Steve Guttenberg starred in the first four Police Academy films which also starred Bubba Smith in a supporting role. See more »

Goofs

Soccer games do not have running commentary by the PA announcer, and they most certainly would not have one with a particular bias towards one team as does the announcer during the final game. See more »

Quotes

Larry Musgrove: I got a question.
Sheriff Tom Palmer: That's great! Great, participation! Fire away, big guy!
Larry Musgrove: While you're here, who's giving out speeding tickets and scooping dead animals off the highway?
Sheriff Tom Palmer: All right, no more questions.
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KICKIN' BALLS
Written and Performed by Alexi Lalas
Courtesy of SportsNet, Inc.
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more disney underdogs
2 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Big Green is another one of those underdogs who win in the end type films, but that is Disney for you. Steve Guttenberg actually gives a good performance in this kiddie soccer movie, Patrick Renna is also good. The Big Green is a nice kids movie and can be enjoyed by all, but Disney needs to get off the "underdog" thing, it gets old.


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