PG | | Drama, History, Sport
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.
This movie claimed that English player Stanley Mortensen scored a hat-trick in a FA Cup Final game three years earlier, when it was not to happen for three years in the future. This was the famous "Matthews Final" of 1953 named after Mortensen's teammate Stan Matthews, despite Mortensen's hat-trick. This hat-trick is also the first Wembley FA Cup Final hat-trick.
During the match, the flags of Brazil and the competing nations are shown flying above the stadium. However, instead of the English flag (the George Cross), the flag of the United Kingdom is shown.
$175,336 24 April 2005
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