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      The Game of Their Lives

      2005, History/Drama, 1h 36m

      35 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      An enthusiastic but ultimately uninspired soccer film. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      The U.S. soccer team (Gerard Butler, Wes Bentley, Jay Rodan) are heavy underdogs as they prepare to play the British squad in a 1950 World Cup preliminary game.

      Cast & Crew

      Gerard Butler
      Wes Bentley
      Jay Rodan
      Gavin Rossdale
      Costas Mandylor
      Louis Mandylor
      Patrick Stewart
      Terry Kinney
      Tim Vickery
      Stephen Alexander
      James E. Ash
      Mike Bacarella
      Maria Bertrand
      Patrick Belics
      Vanna Bonta
      Tom Brainard
      William Ross
      Johnny E. Jensen
      Ian Crafford
      Ira Deutchman

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      Audience Reviews for The Game of Their Lives

      • Apr 04, 2012

        My problem with this movie is that the main actors are around 15 or 20 years older than the characters they are supposed to be playing. So they look like midlife people but they are dealing with issues as if they were fresh out of high school. I think they would have been better off casting it w/ college-aged soccer players. I am usually a big fan of movies like this one, but for some reason this movie didn't quite do it for me. It was ok. Extra 1/2 star for Gerard Butler and Gavin Rossdale...I do like them.

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      • Jul 18, 2007

        Nice flick, although I expected better soccer aptitudes from these 'athletic' actors. Stewart's imitation of an American accent was flawed in some moments, but still I admire his acting experience overall. Gavin Rossdale doesn't seem believable; perhaps he's better suited to writing simple grunge songs (a decade ago).

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      • Jul 11, 2007

        just great film....based on true facts...and with a strong patriotic feeling! with an amazing cast they really recreated those times and the soccer itself! awesome!;)

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