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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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Storyline

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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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

Most of the child actors did not know how to play soccer. In fact, Anthony Esquivel was the only one who knew how to play at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

During the opening "cheeto-feed" a bag of Crunchy style Cheetos are used. But in several scenes "Puffed" Cheetos are seen on the kids. See more »

Quotes

Newt Shaw: I'm your man!
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Soundtracks

RAMBLIN
Written and Performed by Richard Mikuls
Courtesy of Carrie A Melody Records
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Disney producers trying to cash in on a trend.
3 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Before this movie was released, The Sandlot and The Mighty Ducks had already been released. Two good Disney movies dealing with kids and sports. The way I saw it, The Big Green was just another attempt to cash in on that trend. Sadly it failed.

The movie isn't exactly bad. But if you have a choice to watch it, it be best to skip it. If anyone would find it the least bit enjoyable, it would be children which was the original target audience to begin with.

But if you must watch a kids soccer movie, instead watch Rodney Dangerfield's "Ladybugs." Alot more enjoyable plus the kids should like that one. I did when I was kid.


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