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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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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,725,500 (USA)
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Three of the main child actors appeared in baseball movies Chauncey Leopardi who played Evan and Patrick Renna who played Larry both appear in The Sandlot, Billy L. Sullivan who played Jeffery appeared in little big league. And Jay O. Sanders who played coach Jay Huffer appeared in angels in the outfield. See more »

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Before the shootout, The Big Green choose the following order: Juan, Kate, Nick, Sophia, Newt. However when the actual shootout is happening the order is as follows: Juan, Kate, Sophia, Nick, Newt. See more »

Quotes

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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ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Written and Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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No Classic, but a good plot
25 April 2009 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is great for kids, and any kid should see it. Many teens and adults may find this movie wasteful, but anyone who keeps an open mind and makes efforts to "read between the lines" can really see that there is a lesson to be learned.

As in reality, there are many towns such as the fictional rural town this movie takes place in. In such towns (with closed industrial mills and no jobs,) you will find kids with too much time on their hands like in this movie. At the beginning, the kids didn't see a point to their lives and just didn't care. Sheriff Tom Palmer (Guttenberg) didn't have much of a life either. Anna Montgomery comes to town as the school teacher and really turns them around. She really teaches them to believe that they are no less of people than anyone else and that with hard work and persistence, one can achieve their goals. They don't even know how to play soccer in the beginning, but it goes to show that hard work, heart, persistence, belief, and teamwork can go a long ways. Anna Montgomery is a terrific teacher, coach, and leader. Towards the end, anyone can tell that they are changed for the better and learn to believe in themselves on and off the field, thanks to true leadership.

I admit, this is not a movie with tons of adventure and excitement. Though it may not be a classic like Forrest Gump or Citizen Kane; it really is a great family movie and really goes to prove a point. I recommend it to anyone with a family and a heart to see the good that can come with good leadership and teamwork.


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