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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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The biggest kick of the year!

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Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boisko szczescia  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,725,500 (USA)
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Trivia

Most of the kid actors have stopped doing movies. The only ones still acting are: Patrick Renna, Jordan Brower, Jessica Robertson and Bug Hall. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Can't Stop the Music (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Written and Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Familiar story, underdogs seeking recognition, but very well done.
7 September 1999 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

OK, the Big Green is not academy award quality. But it features a fine cast, led by Steve Guttenberg. It is set in rural Texas, and the kids on the soccer team don't have much confidence in their ability to win the big one. But a teacher transfer from England, a gorgeous woman at that, helps turn them around. The scene-stealer is Milt Oberman as the referee in the final game, delivering a riveting, if somewhat understated, performance. This is a great feel-good movie to watch especially with your kids or grandkids. But adults should all enjoy it also.


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