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Football Rules Ok (2000)

Fußball ist unser Leben (original title)
For Hans Pollack and his friends, soccer is the most wonderful hobby in the world. They all worship the world-class forward Pablo Dios. Their adoration goes so far that it makes them forget... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hans Pollak
Ralf Richter ...
Mike
Oscar Ortega Sánchez ...
Pablo Antonio Di Ospeo
Walter Gontermann ...
Theo
Michael Sideris ...
Bernie
Tana Schanzara ...
Oma Käthe Pollak
Tobias Schenke ...
Ernst Pollak
Marita Marschall ...
Hilde Pollak
Jochen Kolenda ...
Rudi
Thomas Balou Martin ...
Rüdiger Hillbrecht (as Thomas B. Martin)
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Jürgen
Ludger Burmann ...
Ulf
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Dörte
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Claudia
Rolf Dennemann ...
Buchmacher
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For Hans Pollack and his friends, soccer is the most wonderful hobby in the world. They all worship the world-class forward Pablo Dios. Their adoration goes so far that it makes them forget the birth of a daughter, gamble away a house, "accidentally" kidnap the rich and arrogant football star, and tear apart the family. However, Pablo and Hans gradually develop an unlikely friendship... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Ein Film nicht nur für Frauen

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10 February 2000 (Germany)  »

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Soccer Rules!  »

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Three Lions '98 - Football's Coming Home
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25 May 2001 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly unsuccessful attempt to make a German movie along the lines of New British Cinema. I could not get warm with either the characters, who come across as one - dimensional and loutish rather than likeable, nor the painting - by - numbers storyline. The only highlight is the acting of Óscar Sánchez, who plays the arrogant football star at odds with his working

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Not really a bad movie, but I had the feeling that I had seen it all before.


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