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The Big Green (1995)

A teacher on exchange from England is placed in an underachieving Texan school, where she coaches the children in soccer, improving their self esteem and leading to unexpected success.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Sheriff Tom Palmer
Olivia d'Abo ... Miss Anna Montgomery
Jay O. Sanders ... Coach Jay Huffer
John Terry ... Edwin V. Douglas
Chauncey Leopardi ... Evan Schiff
Patrick Renna ... Larry Musgrove
Billy L. Sullivan ... Jeffrey Luttrell
Yareli Arizmendi ... Marbelly Morales
Bug Hall ... Newt Shaw
Jessica Robertson ... Kate Douglas (as Jessie Robertson)
Anthony Esquivel ... Juan Morales
Jordan Brower ... Nick Anderssen
Hayley Kolb Hayley Kolb ... Sophia Convertino
Haley Miller ... Polly Neilson
Ashley Welch Ashley Welch ... Lou Gates
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Storyline

Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of dramatic family crises, through the able assistance of a foreign exchange teacher and a former local sports hero as coaches. Written by Brian Fries <brian@sii.com>

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The biggest kick of the year!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boisko szczescia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,688,285, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$17,725,500
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two Disney family comedy sports films that featured Jay O. Sanders as an antagonist. The other being Angels in the Outfield (1994). See more »

Goofs

On a penalty kick, the shooter does not signal to the referee when he is ready to kick. See more »

Quotes

Miss Anna Mongomery: What do you have to do to believe in yourselves?
Tak Yamato: What?
Miss Anna Mongomery: We believe in them, don't we, Sheriff Tom?
Sheriff Tom Palmer: Hm?
Miss Anna Mongomery: Tell the kids we believe in them.
Sheriff Tom Palmer: Oh, yeah, yeah. Course we do.
Kate Douglas: Even if we do decide to go to Austin, how we gonna get there? Walk?
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Soundtracks

RAMBLIN
Written and Performed by Richard Mikuls
Courtesy of Carrie A Melody Records
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Familiar story, underdogs seeking recognition, but very well done.
7 September 1999 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

OK, the Big Green is not academy award quality. But it features a fine cast, led by Steve Guttenberg. It is set in rural Texas, and the kids on the soccer team don't have much confidence in their ability to win the big one. But a teacher transfer from England, a gorgeous woman at that, helps turn them around. The scene-stealer is Milt Oberman as the referee in the final game, delivering a riveting, if somewhat understated, performance. This is a great feel-good movie to watch especially with your kids or grandkids. But adults should all enjoy it also.


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