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A Shot at Glory (2000)

R | | 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

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
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Alan Barnes
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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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Ally McCoist is depicted as an ex Celtic player in the film but in reality he played for their fierce rivals Rangers in real life. 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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Brilliant Film!
19 January 2003 | by (Falkirk, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I personally thought that A Shot At Glory was a brilliant film portraying an underdog football team doing so well. A scenario that often happens in the stages of the Scottish Cup and the CIS Insurance Cup. I never thought this film would ever be released after waiting two years since i had sat in the stands of Hampden Park for the filming of the final(being a Rangers supporter I naturally sat in the Rangers end). As well as a great plot and characterisation the visual effects were also brilliant, making a Hampden park with little over 1,000 supporters in it looking as if it was at a 50,000 capacity. Well a brilliant film in my eyes and i had slight smile on my face when the words "thanks to all the supporters who screamed their hearts out" appeared on the screen at the cinema. A definite 10 out of 10.


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