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Champions (2018)

Campeones (original title)
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A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

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Javier Fesser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Gutiérrez ... Marco
Athenea Mata Athenea Mata ... Sonia
Juan Margallo ... Julio
José de Luna José de Luna ... Juanma
Sergio Olmo Sergio Olmo ... Sergio (as Sergio Olmos)
Jesús Vidal ... Marín
Gloria Ramos Gloria Ramos ... Collantes
Alberto Nieto Ferrández Alberto Nieto Ferrández ... Benito (as Alberto Nieto)
Julio Fernández Julio Fernández ... Fabián
Jesús Lago Jesús Lago ... Jesús (as Jesús Lago Solís)
Fran Fuentes Fran Fuentes ... Paquito
Roberto Chinchilla Roberto Chinchilla ... Román
Stefan López Stefan López ... Manuel
Luisa Gavasa ... Amparo
Luis Bermejo ... Compañero de Sonia
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Storyline

Marco Montes is a basketball coach who works as second trainer of an important team of ACB (Spanish basketball national league), but in reality he is a man burned inside himself in his professional life as well as personal life, turning him in an arrogant and bad-mannered man. During an ACB's game, a discussion with the first trainer causes an incident and he's fired out from the stadium. Just later Marco, completely drunk, crashes unwittingly his car against a police car, being arrested. In the trial the judge makes Marco to decide: go to the jail for 2 years or passing 90 days making community services. Reluctant, Marco is forced to training a basketball team called "Los Amigos" (The Friends) formed by the mentally disabled players Manuel, Paquito, Jesús, Sergio, Fabián, Juanma, Benito, Marin and Collantes, and helped by old Julio, social center's director where they meet. At the same time that Marco tries to save his marriage with Sonia, a woman tired of his excuses about to have a... Written by Chockys

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

Morena Films

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | None

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Champions See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (4K)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Looking for more realism, director Javier Fesser wanted non-professional actors, but real-life disabled people for the basketball team. All of them make their debut with this movie. See more »

Quotes

Collantes: We play to win, not to humiliate.
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Crazy Credits

There is one more scene just before the closing credits are complete. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ni distintos ni diferentes: Campeones (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Pick and Roll
Written by Rafael Arnau (as Rafa Arnau)
Performed by Los Floros and Pablo Sanpa (guitar)
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Sublime movie
8 April 2019 | by kekenu@yahoo.comSee all my reviews

Very touching with humour, sincerity that touches full of argument such as prejudice, coping, courage, flight, love, simplicity, difference, respect and communication. Ideal for going with children to learn values


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