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The Game of Their Lives ()


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Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 U.S. soccer team, who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no U.S. team has ever... See more »

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Frank Borghi
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Walter Bahr
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Frank 'Pee Wee' Wallace
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Stanley Mortensen
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Charlie 'Gloves' Columbo
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Gino Pariani
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Harry Keough (as Zachery Bryan)
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Joe Gaetjens
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Joe Maca
Nelson Vargas ...
John 'Clarkie' Souza
Craig Hawksley ...
Walter Giesler
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Admiral Higgins
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Older Dent McSkimming
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Dent McSkimming
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Bill Jeffrey (as John Rhys Davies)
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Rosemary Borghi
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Fara Borghi
Thomas Charles Simmons ...
Joe Calcaterra (as Thomas C. Simmons)
Julie Granata ...
Janet Capiello
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Silvio Capiello
Tia Marrie ...
Alma Flores (as Tia Marie)
Ricardo Gutierrez ...
Salvador Flores
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Johnny Abruzzo
Brooke Edwards ...
Fiora Abruzzo
Nino Da Silva ...
Eddie Sousa
John Harkes ...
Ed McIlvenny
Sal E. Polizzi ...
The Priest (as Rev. Msgr. Sal E. Polizzi)
Adriana Fazio ...
The Widow
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Woman
S.G. Stratigos ...
Referee (Simpkins)
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Lieutenant Austin
Gus V. Torregrossa ...
The Barber of the Hill
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"Chubby" Lyons
Derk Droze ...
Bobby Annis
Brad Coburn ...
Bobby Ravisi
Amanda Kennedy ...
Adriana Ravisi
Tim Vickery ...
BBC Announcer World Cup Game
Darren Michael Marold ...
Simpkins Player
Whitney Wheelock ...
Goalie
Sean Wheelock ...
Sportscaster
Walter Bahr ...
Himself
Frank Borghi ...
Himself
Harry Keough ...
Himself
Gino Pariani ...
Himself
John Souza ...
Himself (as John 'Clarkie' Souza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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NY Press Photographer
Brian Eric Alexander ...
Stadium Attendant (uncredited)
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Sideline Cameraman (uncredited)
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All-Star Game Head Referee (uncredited)
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Grocery Delivery Boy (uncredited)
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Italian Bride (uncredited)
Ian Carrington ...
English Coach (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Soccer Player #1 (uncredited)
Kenn Drescher ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Woman in Press Box (uncredited)
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Fan (uncredited)
Todd Gwin ...
Intense Fan (uncredited)
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Referee (uncredited)
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Simpkins #11 (uncredited)
Brenna McDonough ...
Woman in Press Box (uncredited)
Rob Miley ...
Simpkins #14 (uncredited)
Alex Moore ...
Sports Reporter (uncredited)
Sarah Maria Newman ...
Wedding Singer (uncredited)
Candace Nicol ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Paul M. Nolan ...
Score Keeper Assistant (uncredited)
Eddie Perino ...
Supporting (uncredited)
Patrick Rooney ...
Jeremy Wellfleet (uncredited)
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Simpkins Ford Soccer Player (uncredited)
Dave Schuetz ...
Spectator at the Fence (uncredited)
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St. Louis Spectator Behind Coaches / Spectator in New York (uncredited)
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Soccer Fan (uncredited)
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Soccer Player Wife (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Soccer Player Wife (uncredited)
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Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Anspaugh

Written by

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Geoffrey Douglas ... (book)
 
Angelo Pizzo ... (written by)

Produced by

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Howard Baldwin ... producer
Karen Elise Baldwin ... producer (as Karen Baldwin)
Ira Deutchman ... co-producer
Tereza Gonzalez ... executive producer
Olívia Guimarães ... line producer: Brazil (as Olívia Guimarães Castro)
Kevin Halloran ... line producer: Washington, D.C.
Billy Higgins ... line producer
William J. Immerman ... executive producer
Greg Johnson ... producer
Nick Morton ... co-producer
Peter Newman ... producer
Ginger T. Perkins ... producer
Angelo Pizzo ... co-producer

Music by

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William Ross

Cinematography by

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Johnny E. Jensen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ian Crafford
Lee Grubin
Bud S. Smith ... (as Bud Smith)
M. Scott Smith ... (as Scott Smith)

Editorial Department

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Jason Bretz ... assistant editor
Anthony Durazzo ... assistant editor
David Orr ... color timer
Mike Sowa ... digital color timer
Jeff Williams ... assistant editor
Valance Eisleben ... high definition editorial services (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Amanda Mackey ... (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)

Production Design by

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Linda Burton

Art Direction by

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Michael Atwell

Set Decoration by

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David Smith

Costume Design by

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Jane Anderson

Makeup Department

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Sherri Bramlett ... key hair stylist: Washington, D.C.
Deborah K. Dee ... key makeup artist (as Deborah Dee)
Barbara Lacy ... makeup dept head: D.C.
Maria Lucia Mattos ... hair stylist: Brazil (as Maria Lúcia Mattos)
Vicky Phillips ... key hair stylist
Vavá Torres ... makeup artist: Brazil
Adruitha Lee ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Theresa Miller ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Eileen Sazama ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lisa Dennis ... post-production supervisor
Olívia Guimarães ... executive in charge of production (as Olivia Guimaraes)
Billy Higgins ... unit production manager
Anne Johns ... production supervisor: Brazil
Joel C. Peterson ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Ferro ... first assistant director: Washington D.C.
Anne Pinheiro Guimarães ... first assistant director
Stephanie Lovell ... second second assistant director: Washington, DC
Tatiana Maciel ... second second assistant director
Bradley Morris ... second second assistant director
Barbara M. Ravis ... second assistant director
Rafael Salgado ... second assistant director
Stacy Schrader ... dga trainee
Gigi Soares ... second assistant director
Chris Stoia ... first assistant director
Kurt Uebersax ... second assistant director: Washington DC

Art Department

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Chris Benson ... on-set dresser
Mike Carrillo ... property master
Cat Dawson ... property assistant (as Cat Cacciatore)
Benjamin Edelberg ... set designer
Daniel Flaksman ... stand-by art director
Greg Goad ... set dresser
Isabel Gouvêa ... art producer
Amy Graham ... set dresser
Juliana Guedes ... art department assistant
Emily Haack ... on-set props assistant
Daniel Hirsh ... art department intern
Brent Jaimes ... set dresser
Scott Jenkins ... graphic artist
Bobby Kirk ... set dresser
Paul Knubley ... set dresser
Oswaldo Lioi ... set designer
Tiago Marques Teixeira ... assistant set designer
David McCahan ... swing gang
Scot Terry ... conceptual artist
William Tonn ... set dresser
Jim Tudor ... set dresser
Pedro von Tiesenhausen ... assistant property master
Michele Waldfogel ... art department coordinator: St Louis / clearance and research
Clark Woodman ... assistant property master
Kelsey Lapoint ... on-set painter (uncredited)
Renata Otomura ... assistant art department coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Shader ... on-set props assistant (uncredited)
David Tennenbaum ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... sound effects editor
Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Mike Chock ... supervising sound editor
Robert Eber ... production sound mixer (as Bob Eber)
Avram D. Gold ... dialog & adr editor
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff ... assistant sound editor
Andy Koyama ... re-recording mixer
Mark A. Mangini ... supervising sound editor
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Bill Meadows ... sound recordist
Robert Morrisey ... assistant sound editors
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Rob Nokes ... additional sound recordist / voiceover recordist
Ralph Osborn ... adr editor
Erin Michael Rettig ... sound engineer
Kira Roessler ... adr supervisor
Nick Shaffer ... sound effects recordist
Andy Sisul ... assistant sound editor
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
David Williams ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Mauricio Couto Bevilaqua ... special effects technician
Lisa Reynolds ... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley ... special effects coordinator
Dave Rutherford ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Brian Corpus ... technical operations manager: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Brian Hanable ... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
Nicky Ladas ... IT manager / film scanner operator
Kim Pearce ... senior systems administrator
Sérgio Schmid ... visual effects supervisor
David Stump ... visual effects supervisor
James D. Tittle ... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Bob Wiatr ... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nicolas Amato ... electrician
Bill Brao ... camera operator
Toti Cardoso ... electrician
Thomas S. Ciciura ... assistant camera: St. Louis
Jason Cleaveland ... grip
Daniel Duran ... Focus puller cam D (Brazil segment)
Dan Gartner ... rigging electrician
Lonnie S. Gatlin ... best boy electric / rigging gaffer
James Goldman ... film loader
Ted Gregg ... electrician / grip
Joao Gurgel ... grip
Tim Hawn ... rigging grip
Marty Hechinger ... electrician
Tim Hennessy ... camera loader: Washington D.C.
Scott Inge ... first assistant camera: "b" camera: Washington D.C.
John Johnson ... still photographer
Bob E. Krattiger ... gaffer
Dave Kube ... rigging electrician
Trevor Loomis ... key first assistant camera
Ulisses Malta Jr. ... electrician
Vitor Lins E. Silva Mazzilli ... electrician
David L. Merrill ... key grip
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross ... best boy grip
Alexandre Ramos ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Reisz ... grip
Eric Ritter ... gang boss
Scott Ronnow ... second assistant camera
Martina Rupp ... second assistant camera
David D. Scott ... video engineer
John Sennott ... electrician
Paulo Souza ... gaffer
Jack Thomas ... gang boss
Gisele Tolomelli ... grip translator
Jerry Wheat ... electrician
William D. Wynn ... dolly grip
Matt Zschoche ... electrician
Aaron Judlowe ... electrician (uncredited)
R. Samul ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jane Alderman ... additional casting: Chicago
Ruy Brito ... additional casting: Brazil
Sig De Miguel ... casting associate: US
Carrie Houk ... additional casting: St. Louis (as Carrie Houck)
Caitlin McKenna ... voice casting
Olivia Rabacov ... additional casting: Brazil
Mônica Teixeira ... additional casting: Brazil (as Monica Teixeira)
Wendy Weidman ... casting associate: US

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tony Cusumano ... production assistant: costumes, St. Louis
Deb Dalton ... costume supervisor: Washington D.C.
Erin Haigh ... costume department intern
Bonnie Kruger ... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Losi ... costume production assistant
Elaine McGhee ... set costumer
Robin Roberts ... key costumer
Roric Ruegsegger ... costume assistant
Michael A. Russell ... costume supervisor
Cricket Vandover ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Cindy Duarte ... location assistant
Keith Hueffmeier ... location department intern
Daniel V. Kinkade ... location manager
Matthew Dillon Noonan ... location assistant
Bill Parmentier ... location assistant
Bryan Schmidt ... production assistant: locations

Music Department

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Bruce Babcock ... orchestrator
Johnny Caruso ... music editor
Lindsay Fellows ... music supervisor
Mark Graham ... music librarian
Jim Harrison ... music editor
Jonathan A. Hughes ... music preparation
Lesley Langs ... music editor: temp
Mark McKenzie ... orchestrator
Christopher S. Parker ... music supervisor
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation

Transportation Department

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Dan 'the Mayor' Cowden ... transportation
Glenn Korbesmeyer ... driver: transportation department
Tom Phillips ... transportation operations

Other crew

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Julia Berreto Kos ... assistant: David Anspaugh, Brazil
Kristine Bochum ... second assistant accountant: post-production
Rebecca Bossen ... dialect coach
Tom Brainard ... soccer player coordinator
Ilana Brakarz ... production assistant
Trisha Burton ... script supervisor
Clara Cardoso ... production intern
Caryn Cheever ... co-first assistant accountant
Tony Cypres ... assistant accountant: Rio de Janeiro
Neil Daly ... athletic instructor
Michéle De Angelis ... development executive
Cris De Arce ... set key production assistant
Vicki Dee Rock ... production executive
Larry Donahue ... caterer
Missy Eustermann ... post-production accountant
Gino Falla ... assistant accountant
Stuart Fink ... publicist
Patrick Fisher ... production assistant
Scott Foster ... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Salvatore Frisella ... production assistant (as Michael Frisella)
Kenny Gallagher ... second assistant accountant
Raul Guterres ... production executive
John Harkes ... additional soccer consultant and coach
Amy Hartweger ... production assistant
Anne Johns ... production coordinator: St. Louis, MO
C. David Jones ... key set production assistant
Ricardo Karam ... production assistant
Drew Langer ... production assistant
Rick Larsen ... soccer trainer
Heather Midgley ... assistant: David Anspaugh, USA
Tom Nicoll ... production assistant
Tony Niknejadi ... production assistant
Rosemary Orlando ... assistant production coordinator
Patrick Tendai Pfupajena ... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Stephanie Raven ... massage therapist
Joe Rodriguez ... stand-in: Gerard Butler
Anne Scott ... first assistant accountant
Todd Slater ... sales and distribution
Andrew J. Stratmann ... production assistant
Steve Theiss ... office production assistant
Lynda Van Damm ... production controller
Drew Vandervelde ... production coordinator: Washington D.C.
Matthew Vitel ... cook
Johnny Weeston ... accounting assistant
Eric Wynalda ... soccer consultant and coach
Jonathan Zurer ... producer: Washington D.C.
Dianne E. Collins ... distribution executive (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond company representative (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Taglines The match against England in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 19, 1950 was "the game of their lives". See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Miracle Match (United States)
  • Le match de leur vie (France)
  • Das Spiel ihres Lebens (Germany)
  • Das Wunder von Belo Horizonte (Germany)
  • El partido de sus vidas (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $175,336, 24 Apr 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia The scene of the wedding reception of Gino Pariani and Janet Capiello had the actual St. Louis players, Frank Borghi, Gino Pariani, and Harry Keough, and their children and grandchildren, as guests attending the reception. See more »
Goofs When the team arrives in Brazil, the game against England is constantly referred to as the team's opening game. However, in the 1950 World Cup the United States' first game was against Spain on June 25th. The game against England was played on June 29th and was the second game for the Americans. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in My Big Break (2009). See more »
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