The Game of Their Lives (2005)

PG   |    |  Drama, History, Sport

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Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 U.S. soccer team, who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no U.S. team has ever won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.




  • Gerard Butler and Bryan Schmidt in The Game of Their Lives (2005)
  • Zachery Ty Bryan and Bryan Schmidt in The Game of Their Lives (2005)
  • Debbi Smith
  • John Rhys-Davies and Bryan Schmidt in The Game of Their Lives (2005)
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  • The Game of Their Lives (2005)

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David Anspaugh


Geoffrey Douglas (book), Angelo Pizzo

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1 May 2005 | queencyan
| Hoosiers.... Rudy.....
Contrary to the comment above, they do not say that they won the World Cup or insinuate that at all in the description (please read it carefully).

It's from a couple of great directors and is more about the backbone of the surroundings of the 1950's, family and the wide ethic backgrounds of that era. I didn't find it to be another Hoosiers or Miracle, but it's still a pretty good soccer movie (although Bend It Like Beckam was more entertaining). It's definitely worth a watch if you love sports in general and have any knowledge at all of the 1950's and all that was going on.

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