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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:
Steve Guttenberg ... Sheriff Tom Palmer
Olivia d'Abo ... Miss Anna Montgomery
Jay O. Sanders ... Coach Jay Huffer
John Terry ... Edwin V. Douglas
Chauncey Leopardi ... Evan Schiff
Patrick Renna ... Larry Musgrove
Billy L. Sullivan ... Jeffrey Luttrell
Yareli Arizmendi ... Marbelly Morales
Bug Hall ... Newt Shaw
Jessica Robertson ... Kate Douglas (as Jessie Robertson)
Anthony Esquivel ... Juan Morales
Jordan Brower ... Nick Anderssen
Hayley Kolb Hayley Kolb ... Sophia Convertino
Haley Miller ... Polly Neilson
Ashley Welch Ashley Welch ... Lou Gates
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Green See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,688,285, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$17,736,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,736,619
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Guttenberg gained over twelve pounds in preparation for his role as Sheriff Tom Palmer. See more »

Goofs

Soccer games do not have running commentary by the PA announcer, and they most certainly would not have one with a particular bias towards one team as does the announcer during the final game. 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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Connections

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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A trip down memory lane
17 June 2006 | by rotentomatoezSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a sophisticated piece of art, "The Big Green" is not it. This is a family film for elementary school kids. I watched this movie for the first time when I was nine, and I absolutely loved it. I loved cheering for the underdog, and from my nine-year-old point of view, all the events were realistic and all the characters were believable. I especially loved Larry, who was hilarious in his delusions. I watched this film again tonight and realize that it is a clichéd film, but only because I'm much older and more cynical. However, this does not take away the fact that it brought back the days when I resolutely believed that the harder I worked, the more it would pay off and that anybody could be a winner. It is optimistic, heart-warming and uplifting for that inner nine-year-old.


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