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The Big Green (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sport  |  29 September 1995 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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

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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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Boisko szczescia  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,725,500 (USA)
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Steve Guttenberg gained over 12 pounds in preparation for his role as Sheriff Tom Palmer. See more »

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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

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

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I Believe In You
Written by Richard Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Performed by Niki Harris
Niki Haris appears courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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This film is a big winner in the fun-with-lessons category
30 October 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The students in a small Texan town have a new teacher from England (Olivia D'Abo). She is trying hard to motivate and communicate with her pupils, with only limited success. Limited, that is, until she gets her students excited about soccer. She assembles a ragtime team, with no uniforms, and teaches them about the fundamentals of soccer. The team, with a mixture of girls and boys, begins playing matches. They lose. The teacher enlists the help of the local sheriff (Steve Guttenberg) and, together, they help the team improve. But, will they succeed in winning soccer games? This is another stroll down Mighty Ducks lane but it is still a good film for children. It's themes of hard work and teamwork are undeniable and very worthwhile. The actors, the script, and the Texas setting form a touching and funny film. If you want to find a good family film for a night at home, try this one. Big grins will pop up over The Big Green.


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