27 user 64 critic

Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1 June 2007 (USA)
2:17 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Prep School (2015)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When the star player of an elite prep school rugby team suffers an emotional collapse, his friends and teammates respond in their own ways, ranging from heroic to horrifying.

Director: Sean Nichols Lynch
Stars: Carly Schroeder, Taylor Lambert, Ben Bellamy
Forget Me Not II (2009)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Recent high school graduates become prey of the vengeful spirit of an innocent girl they wronged long ago.

Director: Tyler Oliver
Stars: Carly Schroeder, Cody Linley, Brie Gabrielle
We All Fall Down I (2005)
Drama | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During the Great Plague of 1666, an affluent family flees to the countryside, only to be haunted by those they left behind.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Stars: Kim Kutner, Carly Schroeder, Robert Pierce
Growing Up Brady (TV Movie 2000)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A tell-all story of what happened behind the scenes of the 70s hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." Based on the book written by Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Adam Brody, Kaley Cuoco, Rebeccah Bush
Mean Creek (2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a teen is bullied, his brother and friends lure the bully into the woods to seek revenge.

Director: Jacob Estes
Stars: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz
First Born (2007)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Webb
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant
Don McKay (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.

Director: Jake Goldberger
Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo
Blue Crush (2002)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis
Ice Castles (2010)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. The road to becoming a champion is tough and forced to leave her family behind and eventually causes the ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Taylor Firth, Rob Mayes, Henry Czerny
Poison Ivy II (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Lily is a sheltered art student from Michigan going to school in California. She finds an apartment and her roommates aren't quite normal. One day she finds a box of items belonging to a ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Goursaud
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Johnathon Schaech, Xander Berkeley
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.

Director: Danny Cannon
Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel
Lovewrecked (2005)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vasilios Mantagas ...
Donny Gray ...
Hunter Schroeder ...
Peter Wicker (as Joshua Caras)
Madison Arnold ...


This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Inspired by one family's real story See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finding Gracie  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,355,904 (USA) (1 June 2007)


$2,955,039 (USA) (20 July 2007)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Is inspired by events in the life of Elisabeth Shue while growing up (in the same town where the movie was filmed), who played soccer with the boys for as long as she could before turning her focus to gymnastics. See more »


Shin guards were not required equipment during the 1970's and weren't required in international play and later high school play until the late 1980's, early 1990's. See more »

Crazy Credits

A dedication to Elisabeth Shue's deceased brother, William, appears at the beginning of the film. Quotations from Elisabeth and William appear before and after the closing credits. See more »


Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


Born under the Wrong Sign
Written by Peter Agnew, Manny Carlton, Dan McCafferty and Darrell Sweet
Performed by Nazareth
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

enjoyable despite the clichés
29 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When high school soccer star Johnny Bowen is killed in a car crash, his grieving kid sister vows to keep his memory alive by taking his place on the team. But first Gracie will have to overcome the strenuous objections of both the coach and her own misogynistic father to her plan.

Although it has many of the hallmarks of a Lifetime Original Movie - souped-up gender conflict, an overdose of sentimental uplift, and a plucky, inspirational heroine at its core - "Gracie," which is set in late 1970's New Jersey, transcends many of its stereotypes and clichés through heartfelt performances, unpretentious writing and earnest direction.

Carly Schroeder has grit and charm to spare as the indomitable Gracie, while Dermot Mulroney and Elizabeth Shue acquit themselves nicely as her ultimately supportive parents.

It's true that "Gracie" provides us with nothing we haven't seen a thousand times before - from "The Karate Kid" to "Bend it Like Beckham"

  • but inspirational-sports-movie fans should still find themselves

cheering on this latest underdog story.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Misandronystic Rubbish huilenowl
'Flip-flops' in 1978? mojoman3061
This is Elisabeth Shue's true story dave-668
who cares? oaktownk3
filming locations socalledlife
Should I watch this? OuTsIdErS_ChIcK_101
Discuss Gracie (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: