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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,688,285, 1 October 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,725,500
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Trivia

There is an actor named John Terry in this movie. The name "John Terry" is a famous soccer player's name. See more »

Goofs

On a penalty kick, the shooter does not signal to the referee when he is ready to kick. See more »

Quotes

Miss Anna Mongomery: Oh, that's right. What I call football, you call soccer. So, this is a soccer ball.
Lou GatesSue Gates: We don't play soccer.
Tak Yamato: It's for foreigners.
Miss Anna Mongomery: Well, I'm a foreigner.
Lou GatesSue Gates: Well, we're American.
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RAMBLIN
Written and Performed by Richard Mikuls
Courtesy of Carrie A Melody Records
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This film is a big winner in the fun-with-lessons category
30 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

The students in a small Texan town have a new teacher from England (Olivia D'Abo). She is trying hard to motivate and communicate with her pupils, with only limited success. Limited, that is, until she gets her students excited about soccer. She assembles a ragtime team, with no uniforms, and teaches them about the fundamentals of soccer. The team, with a mixture of girls and boys, begins playing matches. They lose. The teacher enlists the help of the local sheriff (Steve Guttenberg) and, together, they help the team improve. But, will they succeed in winning soccer games? This is another stroll down Mighty Ducks lane but it is still a good film for children. It's themes of hard work and teamwork are undeniable and very worthwhile. The actors, the script, and the Texas setting form a touching and funny film. If you want to find a good family film for a night at home, try this one. Big grins will pop up over The Big Green.


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