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Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

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Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

Directors:

Jeff Zimbalist (as Jeffrey Zimbalist), Michael Zimbalist

Writers:

Jeff Zimbalist (as Jeffrey Zimbalist), Michael Zimbalist

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin de Paula Kevin de Paula ... Pele
Leonardo Lima Carvalho ... Younger Pele
Seu Jorge ... Dondinho
Mariana Nunes ... Celeste Arantes (Pele's Mother)
Milton Gonçalves ... Waldemar de Brito
Seth Michaels ... Mario Zagallo
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Feola
André Mattos ... Santos club's coach
Phil Miler ... Narrator (voice)
Rafael Henriques Rafael Henriques ... Yuri (14 year old)
Felipe Simas Felipe Simas ... Garrincha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adriano Aragon ... French Announcer (voice)
Mariana Balsa Mariana Balsa ... Lucia
Eric Bell Jr. ... Zoca (voice)
Diego Boneta ... Jose
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Storyline

Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

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Taglines:

A boy with nothing who changed everything.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some smoking and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pelé See more »

Filming Locations:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,226, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,312, 22 May 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Old Guy in suit who's tea was dropped by the Brazilian team at the hotel before the Final of 1958 World cup was actually the real Pele as himself. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Pelè's mother is a servant in Josè Altafini "Mazzola's" home. In real life, both Pelè and Altafini were from modest families. They also lived in different towns. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits include the disclaimer that "The persons and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional." Which is of course ridiculous considering this is a biopic of Pelé loaded with real events (like the 1958 world cup). See more »

Soundtracks

Santos Dilemma
by A.R. Rahman
© 2016 Sony Classical
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Truly inspirational !!
8 June 2016 | by coolaniket-wSee all my reviews

The direction cinematography and music is just amazing. It is emotional and motivational.Didn't know about Pele so much before .Too good I am going to watch this movie whenever i fell down ..Thanks a lot.the movie was so emotional at times made me cry.The whole movie moves in a flow and you feel how much pain he has to take to get there.The movie also shows the situation of Brazil during 1950's.Music by A.R.Rahman was magical it blended so well with the theme.My respect for Pele has grown too much.The world cup scenes are accurate comparing with the score board of 1958 world cup.Hope to see more such movies .The movie is little bit similar to "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" if anybody of you have seen it.I recommend you to watch the trailer first and then the movie "Pele"


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