A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
It is the 1980 Wimbledon tennis championship. Bjorn Borg is the number 1 tennis player in the world and the undisputed king of Wimbledon. He has won the tournament four times in a row - a fifth consecutive time would be a world first. However, a new face has appeared in the tennis world and presents a serious threat to Borg's title hopes - John McEnroe.Written by
In the final match, the scoreboard show first set 2-6 (about 4 sec at 1:23:34). Correct is 1-6. See more »
You can't be serious! You can not be serious! The ball was on the line! Chalk flew all over, man. The chalk flew up! He saw it. That's why he's walking all over it. Everyone saw it was in. You cannot possibly call that out.
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It took a while for this to become a great sports movie, but it did and it was worth the wait.
The movie somewhat acts like a biography for the two Tennis players Bjorn Borg, a Swedish player who, at a young age was the top Tennis player in the world and John Enroe, a hot headed american who is basically too bottom class for the social class of tennis.
I'm not that huge of a tennis fan, and it must have been huge in the 70's, cause this is the second movie about a tennis match of the century that happen during the decade (Battle of the Sexes being the other that came out last year). I am a boxing fan and the movie somewhat acts like one of those HBO special events, where you get to know the boxers before the main event, but instead of journalistic interviews, the film uses a dramatic narrative.
Shia LeBeuif was really good in this film. He seem to fit well with the character of McEnroe a good choice in his career cause he was so good in the film.
So I still feel that I have seen the best Tennis ever filmed on celluloid, I don't think we are their yet like we are with boxing or football, but I realize the overall film was a great experience in sports in cinema
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