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Hotshot (1986)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 23 January 1987 (USA)
The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance.

Director:

Rick King

Writers:

Ray Errol Fox (additional material), Bill Guttentag (additional material) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Youngs ... Jimmy Kristidis
Pelé ... Santos
Billy Warlock ... Vinnie Fortino
Jeremy Green Jeremy Green ... Anna Fortino
Weyman Thompson Weyman Thompson ... Roy
Mario Van Peebles ... Winston
Leon Russom ... Coach
Penelope Ann Miller ... Mary (as Penelope Miller)
Rutanya Alda ... Georgia Kristidis
Peter Henry Schroeder ... Nick Kristidis
David Groh ... Jerry Norton
Greg Beecroft Greg Beecroft ... Pete (as Gregory Beecroft)
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Andrew Victor Andrew
John Arriagada John Arriagada
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Storyline

The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance.

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It takes more than talent to become a winner. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Alternate Versions

The 1987 Lorimar VHS version deleted the following scenes: Jimmy's date with Mary and him showing her about soccer. Jimmy talking with Mr. Norton right after Vinnie's accident about getting him a job within the organization as they walk up an escalator. Vinnie returning home from the hospital to a homecoming party from his family. A drunk Vinnie confronting Jimmy about his playing and how he's upset about going to therapy. See more »

Soundtracks

Heat of the Night
Written, produced and performed by Lou Kouvaris
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Best Soccer Movie Ever
4 October 2003 | by oldschooltSee all my reviews

This movie inspired me as a little kid to play soccer. Pele, the legend himself, is in the movie, so that gives it instant credibility. I highly recommend this movie to any true soccer fan, it is definitely low budget, but the soccer is awesome, especially since soccer isn't exactly big market in the U.S.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey del futbol See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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