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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:
... Sheriff Tom Palmer
... Miss Anna Montgomery
... Coach Jay Huffer
... Edwin V. Douglas
... Evan Schiff
... Larry Musgrove
... Jeffrey Luttrell
... Marbelly Morales
... Newt Shaw
... Kate Douglas (as Jessie Robertson)
... Juan Morales
... Nick Anderssen
Hayley Kolb ... Sophia Convertino
... Polly Neilson
Ashley Welch ... Lou Gates
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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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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,688,285, 1 October 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,725,500
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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

In class, Miss Montgomery puts the world map up, then walks over to her desk and gets the globe. She walks back over and speaks for a moment with the class. Withinn a few shots the map is down again. See more »

Quotes

Kate Douglas: That's how you know they're not coming back. People only say 'Goodbye' when they plan on saying 'Hello' again. It's a rule.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Can't Stop the Music (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Written and Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Why rated so LOW?????
6 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Seriously, what's with the ratings!??? Why a 5.4??? And why does the Sandlot have a 7.8??? THEY SHOULD BE SWITCHED AROUND!

Patrick Renna, the kid who keeps seeing those weird & laughable nightmares as the goalie, is mostly known for the Sandlot (a really stupid movie in my opinion, I don't get that either)

The whole premise of this story is fun, the cast is fun, the story is fun, the sport is fun, the music is fun, the whole movie is all around FUN! This movie is also more APPROPRIATE for kids than the Sandlot - that movie had really rude humor, constant name-calling, scary & weird premises, and just all around bratty kids with bad attitudes!

Trust me, never show your children that film - they'll likely turn out to be spoiled. Seriously, the Big Green gang have so much more chemistry together than the socially awkward Sandlot! The Big Green, consisting of both boys & girls, are able to work together without rubbing body parts! The Sandlot was just putrid in that area - it treats women just as "conquests for men." Petty.

Bug Hall, who played Alfalfa in "The Little Rascals", was also in this movie, and he's a favorite child actor of mine. It also has one of my most favorite actors, Steve Guttenberg, a Jewish guy, who I really like! Your children WILL enjoy this film today! It's appropriate & funny, humorous, and enjoyable for children of all ages.

And Randy Edelmen's musical score is especially good - he's wizard behind conducting! He's quite underrated as a composer.

8/10


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