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Hotshot (1986)

PG | | Drama | 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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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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They've got nothing in common but the determination to be the best. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hang Tough See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Heat of the Night
Written, produced and performed by Lou Kouvaris
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Not as bad as all that
26 February 2007 | by jha5See all my reviews

As an American who appreciates soccer, I got a kick (no pun intended) out of this movie. It is the real Pele (not a look alike) and he does a good job in the movie. The plot is predictable, as most of the sports movies in the mid 80's were (Youngblood, All The Right Moves, Air Up There) but in a world with not enough Soccer movies (at least in this country) this one was well appreciated. Jim Youngs comes off as somewhat believable in his role as the hero, a young man from US looking to join up with a South American soccer team. I have not seen it in a while, but I remember enjoying this movie thoroughly. If you are a fan of football/soccer, I recommend it.


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