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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwin V. Douglas
Marbelly Morales
Kate Douglas (as Jessie Robertson)
Nick Anderssen
Hayley Kolb ...
Sophia Convertino
Ashley Welch ...


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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The biggest kick of the year!


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boisko szczescia  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the child actors and actresses have stopped doing movies. The only ones still acting are: Patrick Renna, Jordan Brower, Jessica Robertson, and Bug Hall. See more »


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


Miss Anna Mongomery: I think Juan would want you to do well in school and in soccer.
Kate Douglas: He wouldn't want me to do well. He'd want me to win.
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Why rated so LOW?????
6 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Seriously, what's with the ratings!??? Why a 5.4??? And why does the Sandlot have a 7.8??? THEY SHOULD BE SWITCHED AROUND!

Patrick Renna, the kid who keeps seeing those weird & laughable nightmares as the goalie, is mostly known for the Sandlot (a really stupid movie in my opinion, I don't get that either)

The whole premise of this story is fun, the cast is fun, the story is fun, the sport is fun, the music is fun, the whole movie is all around FUN! This movie is also more APPROPRIATE for kids than the Sandlot - that movie had really rude humor, constant name-calling, scary & weird premises, and just all around bratty kids with bad attitudes!

Trust me, never show your children that film - they'll likely turn out to be spoiled. Seriously, the Big Green gang have so much more chemistry together than the socially awkward Sandlot! The Big Green, consisting of both boys & girls, are able to work together without rubbing body parts! The Sandlot was just putrid in that area - it treats women just as "conquests for men." Petty.

Bug Hall, who played Alfalfa in "The Little Rascals", was also in this movie, and he's a favorite child actor of mine. It also has one of my most favorite actors, Steve Guttenberg, a Jewish guy, who I really like! Your children WILL enjoy this film today! It's appropriate & funny, humorous, and enjoyable for children of all ages.

And Randy Edelmen's musical score is especially good - he's wizard behind conducting! He's quite underrated as a composer.


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