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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

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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,688,285 (USA) (1 October 1995)

Gross:

$17,725,500 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

By including the shoot-out, Lou, Evan, Jeffrey and Larry are the only four team members that do not score a goal on-screen. See more »

Goofs

During the half-time of the finals, Kate comments on their current score as 'better than 17 to 0', referencing their first match. Yet after their first match, the coach from the Knights says that the score if 18-0. See more »

Quotes

Newt Shaw: I'm little, I'm low to the ground, I got power, I got moves! I'm your man!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

FADEAWAY
Written by Sammy Llanas (as Sam Llanas) and Kurt Neumann
Performed by BoDeans
Courtesy of Slash/Warner Bros.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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