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Spirit of the Game (2016)

PG | | Biography | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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In the lead up to the 1956 Olympic games, a group of missionaries are tasked with helping the fledgling Australian basketball team compete in their first ever Olympics, and in doing so, unite a nation still coming to grips after the war.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Heidi Arena ... Mary Condie
Rudi Baker ... Stan Page
... Young Delyle
... Syd
Corey Bear ... Elder Christensen
Sam Bissett ... Dirty Teenager
Luca Bizzarri ... Lindsay Gaze
... Jean-Paul Beugnot
Harry Borland ... Inga
... Elder Morton
... Don Hull
... Australian Olympic Player
... Utah Player
Cameron Caulfield ... Brett Davies
Travers Cleeman ... Extra - basketball crowd
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In the lead up to the 1956 Olympic games, a group of missionaries are tasked with helping the fledgling Australian basketball team compete in their first ever Olympics, and in doing so, unite a nation still coming to grips after the war.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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AUD 3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,580, 7 October 2016

Gross USA:

$239,565, 13 November 2016
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Elder Condie meets Elder John H. Groberg on the boat to Australia, and Elder Groberg tells him he's getting off at Tonga. The story of Elder Groberg's missionary experiences is told in the film The Other Side of Heaven (2001). See more »

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Elder Hull has earing scars. In the 1950s it would be very rare for any man to wear an earing, let alone a Mormon. See more »

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References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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News On the March
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Olympic Marimba Records
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Love the story line, basketball could have been better
12 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Fantastic story, I am a Mormon and lived right by Preston Idaho and I had never heard this story, so glad it was told.

I do wish they would have used some better basketball playing, would have made it even more enjoyable.


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