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


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Writers (WGA):
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A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Jesse Lee Soffer ... Johnny Bowen

Christopher Shand ... Kyle Rhodes

Carly Schroeder ... Grace Bowen

Karl Girolamo ... Curt
Vasilios Mantagas ... Craig
Donny Gray ... Donny

Emma Bell ... Kate Dorset

Dermot Mulroney ... Bryan Bowen
Hunter Schroeder ... Mike Bowen

Trevor Heins ... Daniel Bowen
Josh Caras ... Peter Wicker (as Joshua Caras)

Elisabeth Shue ... Lindsay Bowen
Madison Arnold ... Granddad

John Doman ... Coach Colasanti

Andrew Shue ... Coach Owen Clark

Laila Liliana Garro ... Jena Walpen (as Julia Garro)
Karl Schellscheidt ... Referee Jay Gavitt

James Biberi ... Officer Sal Famulari
Lou Sumrall ... Greasy Bouncer

Peter McRobbie ... Principal Enright

Chris Heuisler ... Rob
Charles Jack Walker ... Adam
C.C. Loveheart ... Bowsher's Assistant
Leslie Lyles ... Chairwoman Connie Bowsher
Tashya Valdevit ... Maryellen Connors

Jay Patterson ... Boardmember Rice
Brian Smiar ... Boardmember Fitzpatrick
Robens Jerome ... Rodney
Dan Metcalfe ... Kingston Coach
Teddy Van Beuren ... Columbia Player
Gustavo Mora ... Columbia Player
Scott Gahagan ... Columbia Player
Jeffrey Kaplan ... Columbia Player
Hugo Lourenco ... Columbia Player
Kyle Devesty ... Columbia Player
Erik Studnicky ... Kingston Player
Bogdan 'Dan' Protas ... Kingston Player
John Rhodes ... Kingston Player
Derek Swanner ... Kingston Player
Michael Dean ... Kingston Player
Mike Giacopelli ... Kingston Player
Victor Kotynski ... Kingston Player
Phil Swenda ... Kingston Player
Steve DeLuca ... Kingston Player
Tom Dzianda ... Kingston Player
Deer ... Kingston Player
Goran Matlijoski ... Kingston Player
Tom Mustac ... Kingston Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jennifer Azano ... Columbia Cheerleader (uncredited)
Casey Cipriani ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)

Scott Conner ... Columbia Player (uncredited)

Amy Dannenmueller ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Dwayne Duprey ... Goalkeeper (uncredited)

Michael Galante ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Max Hlubik ... Columbia Player (uncredited)
Amanda Pennington ... Columbia Cheerleader (uncredited)

Alison Rood ... Field Hockey Player (uncredited)

James Schram ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jacob White ... Soccer Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Davis Guggenheim 
Writing credits
Lisa Marie Petersen (screenplay) and
Karen Janszen (screenplay)

Andrew Shue (story) &
Ken Himmelman (story) &
Davis Guggenheim (story)

Produced by
Cindy Alston .... executive producer
Jeff Arnold .... executive producer
Dustin Cohn .... executive producer
Tom Fox .... executive producer
Chris Frisina .... co-producer
Davis Guggenheim .... producer
Ken Himmelman .... co-producer
Caroline Jaczko .... line producer
Andrew Shue .... producer
Elisabeth Shue .... producer
John Shue .... co-producer
Lemore Syvan .... producer
Mead Welles .... executive producer
Andrew Wiese .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Chris Manley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Elizabeth Kling 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Laura Rosenthal 
Production Design by
Dina Goldman 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Dehghan 
Set Decoration by
Melanie J. Baker  (as Melanie Baker)
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Caitlin Ward  (as Elizabeth Caitlin Ward)
Makeup Department
Brian Abbott .... makeup department head
Robert Chiu .... assistant hair stylist
Peggy Nicholson .... key hair stylist
Amanda Ross .... assistant makeup artist
Bert Reo Anderson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Johnny Mooi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Susan Schectar .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Sean Garrett Fogel .... production supervisor (as Sean Fogel)
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor (as Beau Genot)
Abimael Jackson .... unit manager
Steven Kaminsky .... post-production supervisor
Lemore Syvan .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jude Gorjanc .... first assistant director
Thomas K. Lee .... second second assistant director
Melissa Mugavero .... additional second assistant director
Annie Tan .... second assistant director
John M. Tyson .... additional first assistant director
Art Department
Thomas A. Delillo .... leadman (as Thomas DeLillo)
Shannon Finnerty .... on-set dresser
Richard S. Kamin .... shop craftsman (as Richard Kamin)
Renee Kildow .... lead scenic
Mark Klein .... construction grip
Alan J. Lawson .... charge scenic (as Alan Lawson)
Sandy Longhurst .... art department production assistant (as Sandi Longhurst)
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... camera scenic artist (as Lyvan Munlyn)
Francis Panuccio .... key construction grip
Jose Pavon .... property master
Kevin Roach .... shop craftsman
Danny Rovira .... construction coordinator
Paul Rovira .... shop production assistant
Cliff Schorr .... journeyman scenic
David Silber .... key carpenter (as Dave Silber)
Jeff Taisey .... shop craftsman
Irmak Ucar .... art department coordinator
Joshua Visser .... assistant property master
Ipek Celik .... buyer (uncredited)
Benji Cox .... props (uncredited)
Miles Michael .... third props (uncredited)
James O'Donnell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Powsner .... props (uncredited)
Derek J.W. Wybourn .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Bach .... dialogue editorial supervisor
Johnna Chism .... assistant sound editor
Neil Danziger .... sound utilities
Joel Dougherty .... foley editor
Russell Farmarco .... dialogue editor (as Russ Farmarco)
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
George Grant .... sound utilities
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (as Monette Becktold)
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
Wayne Lemmer .... sound effects editor
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Derek Pippert .... foley editor
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound re-recording mixer
Julie Wilde .... boom operator (as Julie Stalker-Wilde)
Byron Wilson .... dialogue editor
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist (uncredited)
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound designer (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects coordinator
Nathanial Brotherhood .... special effects (as Nathaniel Brotherhood)
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects consultant (as Randy Balsmeyer)
Travis Baumann .... digital supervisor: Digiscope
Bill Coffin .... Inferno artist: Post Logic Studios
Enid Dalkoff .... digital artist: Digiscope
Dion Hatch .... digital visual effects supervisor: Digiscope
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects artist
Brennan Prevatt .... digital artist: Digiscope
Laurel Lyn Schulman .... digital visual effects producer: Digiscope (as Laurel Schulman)
Christopher Stack .... digital data management: Digiscope
Tom Stanton .... digital artist: Digiscope (as Thomas Stanton)
Mary Stuart-Welch .... digital visual effects executive producer: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart)
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts (as George Aguilar)
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Jared Burke .... assistant stunt coordinator
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator (as Doug Crosby)
Benjamin J. Gabriel .... stunts (as Ben Gabriel)
Ian Pilarski .... stunt double: soccer, Curt
Kelley Shaw .... stunts
Erica Stewart .... stunt double: soccer, Gracie
Stephen Mann .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Anthony Vincent .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rico Omega Alston .... video playback operator (as Rico Alstan)
Luis Armada .... grip
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Dan Beedy .... electrician
Jessica Bennett .... grip
Steve Bernstein .... epk videographer
Bernard X. Brongniart .... grip (as Bernard Brongniart)
Steven Capitano Calitri .... electrician (as Steve Calitri)
Vincent Camuto .... video playback operator (as Vince Camuto)
Larhn Davitt .... dolly grip
Carlos Germosen .... additional grip
Pedro Hernández .... best boy grip (as Pedro Hernandez)
David Kavanaugh .... electrician
James Klayer .... camera loader: second unit
Dan Kubicek .... electrician
Nina Kuhn .... best boy electric
Nina Kuhn .... rigging gaffer
Robert Kummert .... dolly grip (as Rob Kummert)
Mary Latvis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rachael Levine .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gary Martone .... key grip
Matthew Mendelson .... electrician (as Matt Mendhelson)
Jeff Muhlstock .... Steadicam operator
Jeff Muhlstock .... camera operator: "a" camera
Colin Oberschmidt .... electrician
Eddie Rodriguez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michele SchianodiCola .... electrician (as Michele Schiandicola)
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Amy Silverman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Yoshi Sonoda .... electrician (as Yoshihiro Sonoda)
Frank Stubblefield .... generator operator
Helaine Tapia .... grip
Aurelia Winborn .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dana Wisher .... grip
Aida Artieda .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Mark Beattie .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Randolph Carty .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... additional grip (uncredited)
Jess Fogel .... electrician (uncredited)
Bill Gierhart .... camera operator: additional camera (uncredited)
Douglas C. Hart .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Bernard Hunt .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Alexandra Kanal Matheson .... additional camera assistant (uncredited)
Mark T. Karinja .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Jeff Niggemeyer .... electrician (uncredited)
Ian Pratt .... additional grip (uncredited)
Sean Taylor .... electrician (uncredited)
Zenfeek .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rori Bergman .... casting assistant
David M. Waldron .... extras casting coordinator (as David Waldron)
Angela Conde .... background casting assistant (uncredited)
Mihal Freinquel .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea L. Cibelli .... costume production assistant
Lenore Pemberton .... assistant costume designer
Vernon L. Ross .... key set costumer
Amanda Sroka .... costume supervisor
Gabriela Stanciu .... set costumer
Pattie J. Barbosa .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Jackie Freeman .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Jackie Freeman .... stitcher (uncredited)
Editorial Department
David S. Clark .... assistant editor (as David Clark)
Curtis Croeni .... assistant editor
David Donaldson .... digital intermediate executive producer: Post Logic Studios
Ruben Garcia .... digital intermediate vice president of operations: Post Logic Studios
Sai-Bing Ho .... post-production assistant
Grant Janssen .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer: Post Logic Studios
Matthew W. Johnson .... iq artist
Annalise Kurinsky .... digital intermediate coordinating executive: Post Logicb Studios
Lou Levinson .... digital intermediate colorist: Post Logic Studios
Joel Plotch .... editor: main and end titles, the Captain
Christopher Reichel .... digital assembly editor: Post Logic Studios
Betsy Solorzano .... digital intermediate producer: Post Logic Studios
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter: Matchcut
Joe Violante .... dailies coordinator
Jason Webb .... editor: main and end titles, the Captain
Chad Buehler .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
Robert Leaton .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Matt Franko .... music preparation
John Houlihan .... music supervisor
Kevin Houlihan .... music coordinator
Mark Isham .... music producer
Shawn Murphy .... score recordist: Capitol Studios
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer: Capitol Studios
Jennifer Nash .... music editor
Mike Nowak .... conductor: orchestra
Cindy O'Connor .... music assistant: Mr. Isham
Charlie Paakkari .... score mixing assistant: Capiropl Studios
Charlie Paakkari .... score recording assistant: Capitol Studios
Tyler Parkinson .... electronic pre-recordist
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Conrad Pope .... supervising orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Nan Schwartz .... orchestrator
Erik Swanson .... pro tools operator
Clifford J. Tasner .... orchestrator
Mark Graham .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Bermudez .... driver
Reginald Crute .... driver
Steven Fritsch .... driver
Dino Hartofilis .... driver
Carl Hettling .... driver (as Carl 'Friendly' Hettling)
Greg Jacobs .... driver (as Greg 'Jethro' Jacobs)
Ernie Joehl .... driver
Frank Metts Sr. .... driver (as Frank Metts)
Dennis O'Grady .... driver
Michael Papa .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... transportation captain (as Timothy J. Paustian Jr.)
John Rainey III .... driver
Thomas Reilly .... transportation co-captain (as Tom Reilly)
Gary Sherman Jr. .... driver
Kenyatta Turner .... driver
Other crew
Daniel Altieri .... production office assistant
Alberto Barrezueta .... craft service: Starcraft
Nate Braeuer .... assistant location manager (as Nathaniel Braeuer)
Kenneth Cue .... chef
Lauren Echo .... photo double
Lauren Echo .... stand-in
David Edsall .... office intern
Lauren Elmer .... production secretary
Hiroshi Endo .... title designer: The Captain
Aaron C. Fitzgerald .... set production assistant
Laurie Gershon .... clearance
Ally Hawkins .... assistant: Mr. Guggenheim
Emily Holt-Jones .... assistant: Mr. Shue
Chanel Jackson .... second assistant accountant
Borjan Jovanovich .... key set production assistant (as Boryan Jovanovich)
Richard Keeshan .... assistant production coordinator
Andrew Lang .... set production assistant
Sally Lee .... studio teacher
Shawn Fulton Lucas .... stand-in: Dermot Mulroney
Jessica Lustgarten .... assistant: Ms. Syvan
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor (as Stephanie Marquardt)
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer: Animal Actors Int. Inc.
LeRoy McCarthy .... location scout
Dan Metcalfe .... soccer choreographer
Mason Nicoll .... titles creator: The Captain
Iliana Nikolic .... head of production: Elevation
Shira Rappaport .... assistant: Mr. Guggenheim
Kevin Slack .... intern
Ryan Smith .... location manager
David Spaltro .... production assistant
Ellen Stafford .... producer: main and end title, The Captain
Jonathan Sunderman .... location assistant (as Jon Sunderman)
Nadia Tabbara .... set production assistant
Julio Torres .... craft service (as Julio R. Torres)
Elizabeth Verghese .... post-production accountant
Elizabeth Verghese .... production accountant
Marisa Vrooman .... assistant location manager
Noreen Ward .... first assistant accountant
Meghan K. Wicker .... production coordinator
John A. Accardo .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Ercan Bas .... office intern (uncredited)
Shinae Cho .... office intern (uncredited)
Jack Gattanella .... intern (uncredited)
Mary Grabenstatter .... office intern (uncredited)
Omar Hernandez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard T. Lynch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew McGovern .... office intern (uncredited)
Sonny Vellozzi .... car wrangler (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
William Shue .... in loving memory (as Will Shue)

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual content
USA:95 min
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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 »
Factual errors: When Gracie took the free kick her ball hit the cross bar and went out of bounds. The coach told her to get her head in the game and to get ready for the corner kick. In that situation Gracie's team was on the offensive and the ball was never touched by the opposing team. The call should have been a goal kick.See more »
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So it's thanks to Elisabeth Shue woman soccer exists today?, 6 April 2011
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Believe it or not, this story is partly based (and I think very loosely) on the real, early, life of actress Elisabeth Shue, who grew up playing soccer with boys. She herself also plays a role in this movie. There are actually a whole lot of more of her family members involved with this movie in one way or another, so you can really call this a Shue movie. Nothing wrong with that of course but it makes it just a bit all the more weird that the message at the end of the movie claims that female soccer in America was not accepted and didn't even exists, till there was Gracie, or should I say Lizzy Shue. But I don't hold this against the movie. The movie already has enough problems on its own as it is.

It's not a bad movie but I still really had tons of problems with it. First one is really its story. All of the drama and emotions feel very forced in and manipulative but even worse is that it's so incredibly formulaic and predictable. So, it's a movie about a girl who tries to make it to the boys soccer team at school...jeez, you think she will make it or not? But everything else that happens in between is also very predictable. It's really a movie by the numbers, which is not necessarily a bad thing if it got done right. And yes, the movie still does a lot of things right but its story and storytelling really prevent this movie from standing out in any way.

One of the things I also really didn't liked about the story was that it never felt realistic in any way. It was crazy how everybody was against Gracie playing soccer and saying silly stuff like 'grils can't play' or 'she is not good or though enough for the game'. But it was even more silly how all of the characters kept on switching back and forth with their opinions. The one moment someone was being really against the idea, while the other he or she is suddenly being very supportive and all for it. But this happens with no apparent reason, which was really annoying to be honest.

I must say it also didn't helped the movie very much that the acting in this movie was really below par.

The story can perhaps be understand and appreciated better if you understand that this movie was supposed to be set in the '70's, when girls at schools just had less choice on what to do with their lives and what sports to pick. I say this, because it really isn't apparent at all within this movie that it was supposed to be set in the '70's. All you basically see are some old cars but there is very little else to indicate that the story is supposed to be set in the '70's. So bad film-making in that regard, though this can also be put on its low budget of course.

But a more positive thing about this movie is the way the soccer matches are being portrayed. What I liked was that it showed the game as the tough and hard game that it can be and you also don't necessarily have to understand the rules of the game to watch this film. It doesn't ever get into any technical details or tactics, which makes this movie accessible to watch for basically everybody.

You will perhaps like this movie better if you're a young girl with dreams but to me this movie was just being very average and I think I'm still being very kind to rate this movie still as 'highly' as I do because the more I think about this movie, the less I'm starting to like it.


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