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A Shot at Glory (2000)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  12 July 2002 (Italy)
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Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Gray ...
Commentator 1
Finlay MacDonald ...
Eric the Bagpiper
Sheila Latimer ...
Widow Wilson
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Gordon McLeod
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Peter Cameron
Ally McCoist ...
Jackie McQuillan
Ida Schuster ...
Wee Brenda
Alex Howden ...
Horace
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Desmond
John McVeigh ...
Ian McVeigh
Scott G. Anderson ...
Alan Barnes (as Scott Anderson)
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Kelsey O'Brian
John Martin ...
Brian Burns
Paul Agnew ...
Kilnockie Football Team
Ian Constable ...
Kilnockie Football Team
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Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the team and prevents its being moved from the fiercely loyal town it's been for a century. Along the way, McLeod must battle his own demons, including long-standing tiffs with both his daughter and a former colleague who betrayed him. Written by Chris Neuman

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A small town. A small team. A big dream. See more »

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 July 2002 (Italy)  »

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Road to Glory  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Didier Agathe plays for the "baddie" team Rangers in the film. In real life he played for their rivals Celtic. See more »

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Kate McQuillan: Jackie didn't get into a fight last night because he was drunk, or arrogant, or just being Jackie. He got into a fight because he was defending me, and you, and anyone else who loves this game, and believes that it should heal rifts, not cement them.
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13 January 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

To start with, is hard to know if you should blame Duvall's lame Scottish accent om himself or the casting. Brad Pitt's performance on Snatch makes this a little bit harder on Mr. Duvall.

Second, a soccer fan feels appalled watching this production. It is transparent that whoever wrote and directed this did not bother to actually understand the sport. I am not saying someone should go to med school in order to act in E.R., but a minimal understanding of the subject is expected.

Last, but not least, the sound mixing. The dinner with the manager and his wife is just impossible to stand. It seems the microphone is inside his mouth.

Summarizing, a good story in the wrong hands and a terrible choice for Robert Duvall.


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