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A Shot at Glory (2000)

R | | Drama, Sport | 12 July 2002 (Italy)
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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Eric the Bagpiper
Sheila Latimer ...
Widow Wilson
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Gordon McLeod
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Peter Cameron
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Jackie McQuillan
Ida Schuster ...
Wee Brenda
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Horace
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Desmond
John McVeigh ...
Ian McVeigh
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Alan Barnes
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Kelsey O'Brian
John Martin ...
Brian Burns
Paul Agnew ...
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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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Road to Glory  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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While making the film, Robert Duvall became very good friends with legendary ex-Celtic player Jimmy Johnstone. As a result, Duvall named his dog "Jinky" which was Johnstone's famous nickname due to his abilities on the field. See more »

Quotes

Brian Burns: [who has just let the ball go through his legs for a goal] Boss, I'm sorry. I should have shut my f-f-f-fucking legs.
Gordon McCloud: No, son, no. Your mother should have shut hers.
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A Shot At Entertainment
1 October 2003 | by (The Villages, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on TV, and watched mainly for the appearance of Michael Keaton, one of my favorite actors, who always does a great job, whether in a comedy or a drama. This film is well worth watching, in particular for Robert Duvall's performance, and his mastery of the Scottish accent. When I first heard him speak I had to look twice, to be sure it was "himself". What a heartwarming, and exciting film it is! Even if you're not a soccer fan, there is plenty of action, along with the heart and humor. Most entertaining.


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