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Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1 June 2007 (USA)
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A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

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... Johnny Bowen
... Kyle Rhodes
... Grace Bowen
... Curt
Vasilios Mantagas ... Craig
Donny Gray ... Donny
... Kate Dorset
... Bryan Bowen
Hunter Schroeder ... Mike Bowen
... Daniel Bowen
... Peter Wicker (as Joshua Caras)
... Lindsay Bowen
Madison Arnold ... Granddad
... Coach Colasanti
... Coach Owen Clark
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This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly practices, she is discouraged by everyone except her elder brother, Johnny. Her father does not believe that girls should play soccer and tells her that she is neither tough enough nor talented enough to play with the boys team. Undeterred, Gracie finds reserves of strength she never knew existed, and persists in changing everyone's beliefs in what she is capable of, including her own. She faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer. But as the beautiful and strong person that she has always been but she also brings her family together in the face of their own tragedy. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Inspired by one family's real story See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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1 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,355,904, 3 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,955,039, 22 July 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,036,736, 26 July 2007
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The female lead was to be cast as part of a nationwide search for an unknown. After two months they went with Lizzie McGuire (2001) star Carly Schroeder who was chosen from over 2,000 girls for the character of Gracie. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny was taking the penalty shot the goalie was lined up in front of the end line. In a soccer game, when a penalty shot is taken the goalie must be standing on the goal line. See more »

Crazy Credits

A dedication to Elisabeth Shue's deceased brother, William, appears at the beginning of the film. Quotations from Elisabeth and William appear before and after the closing credits. See more »

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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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The Tonight Show
Written by Paul Anka and Johnny Carson
Performed by Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Orchestra
Courtesy of Carson Entertainment
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Gracie - surprise! it's good.
19 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie out of pure boredom, thinking it was some fluffy family friendly movie - but it was actually dark and engrossing. The cover art for this movie really gives the wrong impression - the sunshine on the box never appears in the actually movie, and although this movie is inspiring it manages to do it without the lollipops and flowers that one might expect. This film is more about a family as it copes with tragedy and life in the 70's than it is about soccer, which is a good thing! It has enough soccer content for those interested, but people who dislike sports movies have nothing to fear either. I will admit there are a few sappy moments in this film, but luckily Gracie is no goody two shoes, and thus a more complex character. EXTRA BONUS - the sound track is excellent featuring Blondie.


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