The Game of Their Lives Movie

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In 1950, few soccer players in the United States played the game with any particular degree of expertise. Most Americans had heard about the soccer only by hearsay, even though it was the world's most popular sport, and when the United States was invited to compete in the World Cup in Brazil, the country turned out to have no soccer team to call their own. The U.S. set out to recruit players in the soccer breeding ground of St. Louis, Missouri, where they found a group of young friends with almost absolute lack of an appropriate experience, only an unabashed love of the game.

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  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Wes Bentley
  • Gerard Butler
  • Richard Jenik
  • Jay Rodan
  • Louis Mandylor

Tagline

- America's finest moment in the world's greatest game.

The match against the British in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 19, 1950 was "the game of their lives".

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Movie Info

Year:
2005
IMDB Rating:
6.1
IMDB Votes:
674
Countries:
USA
Genres:
Drama, History, Sport
Tags:
Bus, Diner, Friendship, Airplane, Cemetery, Dancing, Funeral, Rainstorm, Bar, Catholic

Domestic:
$375,750 (96.6%)
+ Foreign:
$13,248 (3.4%)
= Worldwide:
$388,998
Opening
Weekend:
$175,336 (64 theaters, $2,739 average) % of Total Gross: 46.7%
Release:
64 theaters

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