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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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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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Sometimes in life you only have one chance to win. See more »

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Road to Glory  »

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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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A Wonderful Experience Even for Non-Football Fans!
7 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

To date, Michael Corrente has directed only six films. By far the best, in my opinion, is his A Shot at Glory (2000), which he also produced. (He also took a hand in re-writing the screenplay when some changes had to be made in mid-production). Corrente handled all the action and crowd scenes most effectively, although he did tend to over-use close-ups (often uninventively framed dead center) in the domestic set-ups. Despite these occasional descents into dull domesticity and the fact that I am most definitely not a football fan, A Shot at Glory came pretty close to heading my list of the most absorbing and exciting films of the year. The surprise performance, of course, was that by the lead, Robert Duvall, whose Scottish accent was so perfect that at times it was almost impenetrable. I was also impressed by Kirsty Mitchell (I had no trouble deciphering her accent) and Ally McCoist (this is only movie to date, although he did play a reporter in The Championship, a 2004 TV series). I see the movie was made on a $9,000,000 budget. Well, it was all up there on the screen. The Scottish locations were both scenic and dramatic – a credit to photographer Alex Thomson.


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