The Big Green

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"The biggest kick of the year!"
  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.5  (10,864)

The Big Green is a sports comedy film from 1995 that tells the story of a group of misfit kids who form a soccer team in a small Texas town. Directed by Holly Goldberg Sloan, the movie stars Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders, and a cast of young actors including Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, and Jessica Robertson. The plot centers around Coach Jay Huffer (Guttenberg), a former soccer star who has fallen on hard times and ended up in Elma, Texas coaching a kids' soccer team. The team, made up of a diverse group of misfits, is hopeless on the field and has never won a game. The town itself is also struggling economically, with the only businesses being a gas station and a bar.

The team's fortunes begin to change when a new student arrives in town - a British girl named Anna Montgomery (d'Abo) who is a talented soccer player. With her help, Coach Huffer begins to whip the team into shape, teaching them new skills and helping them to bond as a team.

As the team improves, they face a series of challenges and obstacles, including a rival team led by the arrogant and wealthy Sheriff's son, as well as a lack of respect from the townspeople. However, the team's determination and enthusiasm eventually win them over, and they are able to hold their own against their opponents.

Along the way, the film explores themes of community, teamwork, and perseverance. It also addresses issues of immigration and cultural differences, as several of the team members are from Hispanic families.

Overall, The Big Green is an energetic and feel-good sports comedy that's perfect for all ages. With its likable characters, rousing soccer matches, and heartwarming message, it's a movie that will make you laugh, cheer, and maybe even shed a tear or two.

The Big Green is a 1995 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    1 hr 40 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (10,864)