Manny coaches soccer for the fashionable Creighton Hall school, but is relieved of duty because he is 'not a good match' for the school. He finds a job at a Catholic home for orphans, where...
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Manny coaches soccer for the fashionable Creighton Hall school, but is relieved of duty because he is 'not a good match' for the school. He finds a job at a Catholic home for orphans, where he forms a new soccer team, with the help of one very good player Pepe who turns out to be a girl. 'Pepe' is the sister of one of the orphans, who comes to the all-boy orphanage posing as a boy, because her former foster home was an abusive environment. Along the way, Manny has incurred a gambling debt, his creditors begin to lean on him, and the boys find out. They set up a soccer game and stake the outcome against Manny's debt. If they win, the debt will be forgiven. Written by
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Usually films about Soccer don't work - Escape to Victory is a perfect example, but nothing is as bad as Manny's Orphans (which I think was relased in the UK as "Kick!") Most films about soccer are mostly British. Now America is not a soccer palyinmg nation, so when they come to make a film on soccer, it fails!
This is about a soccer coach who leaves his job coaching at a private school, he then becomes coach at an orphanage! Eventually his new team play his old school in the final.
The orphanage is ran ban a priest, the actor that plays the priest has the worst put on Irish accent that I have ever heard in my life!
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