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Longshot (1981)

| Comedy, Drama | 1981 (USA)
Leif Garrett as a young foosball player who wants to earn the big dollars that will be used to play soccer in Europe by winning the foosball world championships.

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writers:

Barry Rosen (based on an original idea by), Laura Greenwood (based on an original idea by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leif Garrett ... Paul Rogers
Linda Manz ... Maxine Gripp
Ralph Seymour ... Leroy Curtis
Zoé Chauveau Zoé Chauveau ... Marie-Christine Bresson (as Zöe Chauveau)
Venantino Venantini ... Henri Bresson
Arlene Golonka ... Evelyn Gripp
Charlie Brill ... Moe
April Anderson Ross April Anderson Ross ... Terri
Michael Gregory ... Marcus
Ethan Wayne ... Eddie
James Beach James Beach ... Trent
Ferdy Mayne ... Ralph Zipper
Bebe Louie ... May-Wah (as Janet Bebe Louie)
Nathan Jung Nathan Jung ... Odd Job
Verkina Flower Verkina Flower ... Cindy
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Leif Garrett as a young foosball player who wants to earn the big dollars that will be used to play soccer in Europe by winning the foosball world championships. Written by Rick Chapman <rac9587@cs.rit.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Shot Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

Ventura County, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,301, 19 January 1986

Gross USA:

$1,096,843
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Greentree See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Leif Garrett later said he had not wanted to make a film about foosball but was forced to do it by his producers the Scotti Brothers. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Believe and Maybe
Performed by Diane Gayle
Written by Randy Cate, Jeff Pennig and Jeff Harrington
Published by Flowering Stone Music
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Foosball epic. Believe it...
27 May 2001 | by blackxmasSee all my reviews

So we're sitting around at work watching one of our favorite bad sports movies THE BREAK, when C.G. exclaims "They should make a foosball movie!" I think for a minute and go "Jesus. They did. And Leif Garrett was in it. I saw it on cable in the 80's. It was called LONG SHOT and it had this really bad song that went 'I'm lookin' for a long shot to come through...'". So we hit the IMDB to make sure I was right, then we head over to eBay and get a copy (the Thorn EMI original although there is a retitled version at Amazon called LONGSHOT KIDS). A week and a half later, it comes and we watch it. And it's as bad as we figured (and as I remembered). So it's a keeper. It's a foosball spectacular comedy drama about kids who try to make $50,000 playing in a Lake Tahoe foosball national championship. There's laughs, and loves, and non-stop foosball action. It's boring, badly acted, and almost unwatchable. Yet we love it. There's no hope for us. We can't defend ourselves or this trash. We just urge you to watch it.

And Leif Garrett's in it. The foosball champion of the world. Lookin' for a long shot to come through....


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