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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.


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


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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


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 »


Drama | Sport


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Release Date:

23 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey del futbol See more »

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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 »


White Night
Written and Produced by William Orbit
Performed by Torchsong
Courtesy I.R.S. Records
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Great Soccer movie
27 March 2005 | by rd_warrior94See all my reviews

Although the production values are not award winning the premise inspired me to excel at soccer and gave me an insight as to how to be better at anything in life. I use this movie in any sport to show the real reasons for participating in athletics. and... Billy Warlock in a wheelchair need I say more. Pele's involvement gives a unique insight into the passion in which soccer is treated in the rest of the world.His credibility adds to the flavor of Hotshot. This movie has the potential to rival great sports movies such as Hoosiers, side-out, and Rudy. I would recommend this for any sports fan, sports participant, and I hope you enjoy it !!

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