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The Big Green (1995)

A teacher on exchange from England is placed in an underachieving Texan school, where she coaches the children in soccer, improving their self esteem and leading to unexpected success.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Sheriff Tom Palmer
Olivia d'Abo ... Miss Anna Montgomery
Jay O. Sanders ... Coach Jay Huffer
John Terry ... Edwin V. Douglas
Chauncey Leopardi ... Evan Schiff
Patrick Renna ... Larry Musgrove
Billy L. Sullivan ... Jeffrey Luttrell
Yareli Arizmendi ... Marbelly Morales
Bug Hall ... Newt Shaw
Jessica Robertson ... Kate Douglas (as Jessie Robertson)
Anthony Esquivel ... Juan Morales
Jordan Brower ... Nick Anderssen
Hayley Kolb Hayley Kolb ... Sophia Convertino
Haley Miller ... Polly Neilson
Ashley Welch Ashley Welch ... Lou Gates
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Storyline

Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of dramatic family crises, through the able assistance of a foreign exchange teacher and a former local sports hero as coaches. Written by Brian Fries <brian@sii.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Green See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,688,285, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$17,736,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,736,619
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Guttenberg gained over twelve pounds in preparation for his role as Sheriff Tom Palmer. See more »

Goofs

During the opening "cheeto-feed" a bag of Crunchy style Cheetos are used. But in several scenes "Puffed" Cheetos are seen on the kids. See more »

Quotes

Kate Douglas: That's how you know they're not coming back. People only say 'Goodbye' when they plan on saying 'Hello' again. It's a rule.
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Soundtracks

FADEAWAY
Written by Sammy Llanas (as Sam Llanas) and Kurt Neumann
Performed by BoDeans
Courtesy of Slash/Warner Bros.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Entertaining movie upon some misfit kiddies playing soccer
28 December 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture concerns about an English teacher named Anna Montgomery(Olivia DÁbo) who comes a Texas little town for teaching at a very young school. She must educate a kiddies with down self-esteem. Anna organizes a soccer team and is helped by the town sheriff(Steve Guttenberg). Abundant difficulties throw out when the contender team with a nasty coach(Jay O. Sanders) is formed with the best in the league ,besides the principal player disappears for problems of immigration. At the beginning the team shaped by underdog and geeky members lose the match but they recuperate the position later.

The film has lots of amusement and fun. It's agreeable movie for kids who they will enjoy enormously.The movie is a soccer version of ¨Mighty Ducks¨and ¨Bad new bears ¨(Michael Ritchie) and recently adapted by Richard Linklater with Billy Bob Thorton as the coacher . However the film didn't obtain success as anterior version and barely attained hit smash at the box office.The picture has its amusing moments here and there, specially when the goalkeeper imagines the attacker players disguised as various characters. The motion picture will appeal to children and soccer buffs . Rating : Average but bemusing.


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