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Underdogs (2013)

Metegol (original title)
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A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game.


(as Juan J. Campanella)
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Almirón ... Malparitti II (voice)
Federico Cecere ... Cordobés (voice)
Ezequiel Cipols ... Malparitti I (voice)
Luciana Falcón ... Joven Amadeo (voice)
Horacio Fontova ... Loco (voice)
... Beto (voice)
Roberto Kim ... Coreano (voice)
... Amadeo (voice)
Marcos Mundstock ... Ermitaño (voice)
Mariana Otero ... Joven Grosso (voice)
Alejandro Piar ... Milton (voice)
... Capi (voice)
... Grosso (voice)
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez ... Capitán Liso (voice)
Natalia Rosminati ... Matías (voice)


In the small village where Amadeo lives there is no one good enough to challenge his skills at Table Football. But, while Amadeo may be a genius as a table football player in real life he's a loser. He's in love with Lara, his childhood friend, but he's so shy that he can't bring himself to confess his love for her. So he just hangs out in his quaint, timeless village. When Amadeo beats the village bully Flash at Table Football. The scene is set for an epic rivalry. Consumed with anger Flash vows to get even and 10 years later he returns as an International Superstar, a Football Icon and Galatico determined to wreak his revenge. He demolishes the village to build a Football Academy. He destroys the table football table and takes away Amadeo's girl friend the lovely Lara in his chopper. Amadeo is distraught and when one of his tears falls on Skip the captain of the Table Football Players he comes to life and together with other key football players, Rico and Loco, they persuade Amadeo ... Written by db

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When the toys come to life, the fun begins!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Underdogs  »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ARS 4,629,015 (Argentina), 18 July 2013, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,768,940, 2 October 2016
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was pulled from release in the U.S. See more »


Amadeo, Laura and Grosso apparently are the only characters shown to have aged. Other characters like the old men in the bar or the teenager emo stay the same even after a lot of years have passed. See more »


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Technically better than any Pixar movie and real fun for everybody
8 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Oscar winner, Campanella has do it again.

Metegol (or Underdogs in the English version )is a technical achievement rarely seen outside USA. The first 3D animated movie produced in Argentina, has a technical quality (animation and images ) that easily compare and many time surpasses far more expensive PIXAR projects. Some scenes, like the soccer match, the chase in the dump and in the amusement park that are simply outstanding and pure fun.

In terms of story and characters; the movie is simple but effective.

Instead of the boring poetry and sadness PIXAR infuses in all its animations Campanella went for simple message ( never surrender, fight for what is yours ) with more complex morals for grown-ups ( life is more than games, without the other team there is no match) so kids and adults enjoy the movie.

Sadly that did not happened when I took my 5 year old daughter and her cousin to Monsters U, Cars 2 or even The LEGO movie; after the first half all they wanted was to leave or see something else; not a good sign for a kid's movie.

In brief; this a fresh movie on a subject like soccer that basically interest about 80% of the people on the world. I am not on that percentage but even the game scenes are so amazing you get hook up.

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