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A Shot at Glory (2000)

6 | | Drama, Sport | 12 July 2002 (Italy)
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Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the ... See full summary »

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Michael Corrente

Writer:

Denis O'Neill

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Gray Andy Gray ... Commentator 1
Finlay MacDonald Finlay MacDonald ... Eric the Bagpiper
Sheila Latimer Sheila Latimer ... Widow Wilson
Robert Duvall ... Gordon McLeod
Michael Keaton ... Peter Cameron
Ally McCoist Ally McCoist ... Jackie McQuillan
Ida Schuster Ida Schuster ... Wee Brenda
Alex Howden Alex Howden ... Horace
Bill Murdoch ... Desmond
John McVeigh John McVeigh ... Ian McVeigh
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ... Alan Barnes
Cole Hauser ... Kelsey O'Brian
John Martin John Martin ... Brian Burns
Paul Agnew Paul Agnew ... Kilnockie Football Team
Ian Constable Ian Constable ... Kilnockie Football Team
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Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the team and prevents its being moved from the fiercely loyal town it's been for a century. Along the way, McLeod must battle his own demons, including long-standing tiffs with both his daughter and a former colleague who betrayed him. Written by Chris Neuman

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Sometimes in life you only have one chance to win. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Un but pour la gloire See more »

Filming Locations:

Crail, Fife, Scotland, UK See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Duvall attended various Raith Rovers games during research for this movie. Raith Rovers famously being the "underdog" team that beat the "giants" Celtic in the 1994 League Cup final, the basis for this story. See more »

Quotes

Brian Burns: [who has just let the ball go through his legs for a goal] Boss, I'm sorry. I should have shut my f-f-f-fucking legs.
Gordon McCloud: No, son, no. Your mother should have shut hers.
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Enjoyable movie
28 February 2006 | by taz121_See all my reviews

Watched this on a recommendation from a friend (a rangers fan) and was surprised that i actually enjoyed the movie. Being a Scot a lot of the football footage, the players and stadiums were familiar and even sometimes it was hard to tell that a lot of it was computer generated, in fact it was better done than Sky Ones Dream Team! Tell me was it Cliftonhill that Kilnochie are meant to be based? The fact that many of the players were in fact footballers made it more realistic to watch unlike Dream TEam where its all just actors I found it both funny and good that McCoist was an ex Celtic player and i was pleased how he hated that sectarian hatred in the Old Firm. References to 'its only a game' was just what this country needs and i admire his bravery in taking upon a role that saw him (albeit superimposed) in a Celtic shirt when he is a Rangers legend.

Anyway once i got over some of the dodgy accents (and what would the English guy know about Scots accents Wolfman?) i really enjoyed the movie, any football fan can relate to the fans and i just loved the guy that could just not watch the game, we have all been there! Its all about the underdogs the Scottish Cup and the movies name reflects this. The romance of the cup, the days out, the buzz in the town, its all captured terrifically and being a fan of a 2nd division team i know! All in all a good film and recommended, especially to fans of the bigot brothers where religion has no place in this film. You may just enjoy it!


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